Thursday of the 4th week of Advent 2015
King David was not at ease in his comfort zone after a while. Why? The Lord who had kept him safe from all his enemies had no perfect dwelling place. David felt he needed to do something quick about it. But the truth is, God did have a perfect dwelling place; better than whatever King David might have planned on giving him. Yes. God dwelt in his heart. Same heart that made David want to put God first in everything he did and just because of this, David got showered with greater blessings.
Don’t you feel discomfort when the Lord does not seem take first place in your life and daily activities? Don’t you get uneasy when he does not dwell within you due to your departure from him through your sins and self-centeredness? Let us like David feel uncomfortable and realize that need for God’s will to reign supreme in our lives despite our wills and personal comforts. Let us realise living in a house of cedar and gold is worth nothing if Christ doesn’t live within us.
This night our Messiah comes to us as a baby; let your hearts be his dwelling place and you like David will attract greater blessings.
Lord, may You give us the grace that we may start clearing all obstacles that hinder the love, peace and joy Christ brings and may we make room for him in the perfect managers; our hearts. Amen.