2 Chronicles 7:1-2

“When Solomon finished praying, fire descended from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. The priests were not able to enter the Lord’s temple because the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”

Every inch, every corner, every room, and every seat was filled to the absolute maximum by His Presence. The priests wanted to go into the temple and take a look for themselves, BUT it was SO FULL of God’s Presence and Glory that no one could enter.

When I read this passage, I was thinking of how our bodies are used to be temples for the Holy Spirit…

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

“Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. So glorify God with your body.”

I was at my college church a year years ago when the preacher came on stage and said something so simple, but put everything into perspective for me. “To have a heart, you have to have a body. To have a soul, you have to have a body.” So simple right?! God made YOUR body to be the place where your heart would beat, but also the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

Wouldn’t you want your temple to be the best it could be? What if instead of feeding ourselves the lies of the world, we remember the truth? What if we started listening to people who poured in positivity instead of negativity? What if the music we listened to, the books we read, and the the people we were around all glorified God in some way? Our temples would be happier and healthier.

Let’s take it a step further… What if our temples were like the one Solomon built?

Every word we said came from Him.

Every song we heard was about Him.

Everything we eat or drink glorified Him.

Our hearts were so completely filled by Him and we didn’t need anything in this world to fill it.

Every thought, every emotion, everything was for Him and by Him.

The Presence of the Lord would be filled to the max in us.

Our temples would be SO full of Him that nothing in this world could enter. We would be satisfied with Him, we are more than content, we are completely His!

The question of the week is: How can you make your temple like Solomon’s?

Ask the Lord’s Presence to surround you and to be magnified through everything you say, think, or do.

xoxo, Jo

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