Day 16 -Living In God’s Sanctuary…

“Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?  Why may live on your holy hill?  He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous…” Psalm 15:1-2a

When we choose to follow Christ in our lives and live for Him every day, we are not only called Sons and Daughter of God, but we have access to His sanctuary.

What does that mean?
It means that the very presence of God can remain with us every moment of every day.
In essence we have the Creator of the Universe with us to guide and provide.  In ancient times the only ones who could gain access to the Holy of holies were the priests who kept themselves ceremonially clean.  The Holy of holies was the place where the very presence was said to reside.  On the day and hour of Christ’s death, the curtain, which separated the temple from the Holy of holies was torn from top to bottom.  tornThis was more than coincidental, this signified God’s presence would no longer just reside in the temple, but He could be accessed by everyone all because of what Christ did on the cross.

How does this make you feel, knowing that God’s presence is accessible and readily available for you and me?  He longs to be a part of our day.  He wants to fellowship with us, to commune and guide us in our day.  When we enter into this fellowship, we are in the very sanctuary of God!  Each of us are called to be set apart for God, so how we live and how we interact with the world around us matters!  We can live as Kingdom people as we enter into His sanctuary every day!  May we walk into His presence and live this kingdom living today!

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for allowing us access to you because of your son Jesus Christ!  I want dwell in your sanctuary everyday!  Be with me today, and as I interact with others, bring to my mind your grace, peace and love.  In your name I pray all of these things amen!
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