Mishandling the presence of God…

Are are we mishandling the presence of God in our weekend expericnces? IMG_1709

“But do this to them, that they may live and not die, when they approach the most holy things. Aaron and his sons will go in, and appoint each one to his service and to his burden. But they will not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.”
‭‭Numbers‬ ‭4:19-20‬ ‭MEV‬‬

The presence of God was not handled carelessly.  Whenever they were to love the tabernacle, they were given direction as to how to handle the holy things.  They were to cover the holy articles and then the Kohathites were to not go in and see it uncovered, but rather wait until the priests set it up to be carried.  Aaron’s sons would handle the holy things and then they would come in and carry it.  The priests were to handle it and the people were to carry it out.

How often do we mishandle the presence of God? Or better yet, we get so comfortable with Gods presence that we don’t take greater care at handling it, or putting his presence at the center so the people can carry it out of the service.  So many times we are concerned with them carrying an announcement out, or carrying a program out, or even carrying out our message.  Why not take greater care or intentionality in helping the people carry the presence of God out. Make Jesus the center of it all.  If a few people died because they mishandled the presence of God, then we would take greater care of the transfer.  The truth is…people are dying.  They are leaving our service not with life, but rather death…they are carrying out things and not the presence!

Lord help us to carry your presence and as a leader, help us to set up our own experi need that when people walk out, they walk out carrying the presence of God. Help us to make Jesus the center of all we do!

Stand Still and see the greatness of God!

““Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭37:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So much as happening in Jobs life that he did not like, so much he could not change.

The encouragement here is to stand still.  What are we so busy doing, creating, planning and moving toward that is keeping us from seeing How great God is?  Thre is so much we face we don’t like, so much we have to work thru.  Will what we face and work thru keep, us from seeing how great God is? Stand Still! Stand still and simply consider how great God is and how wonderful are His works! 

Today…when I woke up my prayer was Lord, help me to enjoy the moment, help me to not get so caught up in the process that I miss you.  I believe God wants to reveal himself to me in a greater way this weekend.  Thre are sooooooooo many details to what will take place at Fusion, but God is greater. 
The encouragement here is to not get so caught up in the busyness of life, that we fail to stand still and see God!  Lord no matter what we face…I want to see you! 

I am determined to stand still and see the greatness of God!

Today…stand still and open your eyes and see God!