“Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul.” 2 Chronicles 13:3
Saul had died, and David was made king of Israel. He then talks to all of his leaders under him about the ark of the covenant. He suggests that they bring it back, since it has not been back or consulted during the reign of Saul. Everyone agrees that it should be brought back.
During the Old Testament times and up till time the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, around 70 A.D., the ark of the covenant represented God’s presence. It was built under God’s direction by Moses while the Israelites were wandering around in the desert after leaving Egypt. This was the location that God would come down and meet with the high priest. While the Israelites had the ark, they knew they also had God’s presence. When it was gone, they also knew that God’s presence was gone.
Today, the ark of the covenant no longer exists. It had been destroyed and has gone missing since the temple was destroyed. When Jesus had risen from the dead and ascended into heaven, God chose to send His Holy Spirit to be His presence with every believer.
As a believer, you must have a place for God to dwell in your life. You must make room for him. The world does not believe that you need to make room for God, in fact, most of the world does not believe that God exists.
In your life you need to set up an ark for God to dwell in. This is not a physical ark, but one of your heart and spirit. Do not be like the Israelites were during Saul’s time, and not ever inquire of God. Do not allow His presence to leave you.
God wants to spend time with you each day. He wants to be a part of your life. In order for Him to do that, you must allow Him to do so.
Do you have God’s presence in your life?
Are you seeking God’s presence and direction?
Or are you trying to do everything on your own as the world does?
I pray today that you will know God’s presence; that you will always make room for God in your life; that you will not keep God away from your life; and that you will seek God’s direction in your life.