Dont you know that you yourselves are Gods temple and that Gods spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys Gods temple, God will destroy that person; for Gods temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NIV)
Everyone want to hear the good things about God. You want to hear that he has promises for you, that he will make your situation better, that he will get you that raise you been needing. You want him to help get your kids, spouse and friends line. You want a bigger house, bigger car, better job. etc. But what have you done for God lately. All news is not good news coming from him. Talk about a newsflash for me. Having a relationship with God is a 2 way street. You can’t always expect to receive something. God take you through different seasons, different struggles and you have to be prepared for it. I know you thinking what does that mean? Well it means you have to spend time with God. Just like when you start dating. You always available, you doing everything possible to learn about this person. You will even sit up on the phone all night acting like you not sleepy with this person. But when it come to God we want to put limits on it. Lets take the time to learn him like we would anyone else. Lets not just talk about him on Sunday, Lets not just use God as a conversation peace, Lets not just use God because it’s the in thing to do. You need God like you need your heart to beat. So lets remove all the foolishness from our lives so that he can dwell with us at all times. God and junk cant dwell in the same place. So what is more important in your life?
Father God you are awesome and so worthy to be praised. You make the impossible possible. You see things in us that we don’t see ourselves. You forgive us when we are not worthy. You love us when we don’t have strength to love ourselves. Father God we want to be BETHEl(the place where God lives) help us remove sin so that you dwell within us, for we know according to Isiah 59:2 “But your iniquities have separated you from God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” Hear our cries O Lord forgive us for our sins Father. Equip us with the tools needed to be better individuals. Help us to examine ourselves so that we can do better. Lord God you said “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it full. (John 10:10NIV)” so we rebuke the devil and his plans on this day.. We will claim the abundant life you promised us in Jesus mighty name!!! AMEN!!