Parking the Ark
Some of us understand the 90 days of Obed-Edom. We were privileged to host the Lord’s Presence and 90 days of worship in 2008 and we talked a lot about Obed-Edom. I think what God showed me more than anything through that season was that Obed-Edom’s household hosted His glory for 90 days before David and the rest of the people could get on board with what God was saying and doing. God didn’t want fanfare then and He doesn’t want it now. God’s looking for places He can park the ark!
“Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them.” (Exodus 25:8; NLT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Worship Him and tell Him you want His Presence to abide where you are. You are the first place He wants to park His Presence.
- Pray that the Ekklesia will “get it” and desire His Presence all across America – in their homes and churches and other meeting places.
- Ask Him if He would like you to gather others together to seek Him together. Think outside the box. Your basement is good enough. The community center at your apartment complex is good enough. You place of business, if you own your own business, is good enough. How about a park or school classroom or other unusual space.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I want Your Presence here. I will worship You until Your Presence is tangible where I am! (Worship Him a while.) This can’t just stay with individuals, although we are to be the first place Your Presence is hosted. The Ekklesia who are seeking the ark must gather together with others and seek You, spreading Your Presence everywhere we go. If there is a place I can gather others for worship, show it to me. I am willing to think outside the church box and into the community. Come, Lord Jesus, to America! Come!
We will build You a holy sanctuary so You can live right where we are.