FCAMA Advent Devotion – Thursday, December 15, 2016

2 Samuel 7:1-17

“Go to my servant David and tell him:  This is what the Lord says:  You are not the one to build the temple for me to live in.” (2 Samuel 7:5, CEB)

David wanted to do something really big for God. He felt like he had let God down with all the moving around and now David lived in a wilderness house and God was still out in the tent. David didn’t understand that at the moment, God was pretty well happy with the tent. David is reminded that God has never had a permanent dwelling and still has some moving around to do.

Sometimes I think we reach a point in our faith journeys where we believe we have learned all we need to know about God or about ourselves. No need to change or add more to what we think we know. No need to move off the center we have established.

But isn’t God still speaking to us? Isn’t God still moving around, stirring up our consciousness, pushing us to see the world through the wide-open eyes of love, hearing God’s Word as it speaks to us today?

Still Speaking God, prevent us from building a house for you so we can box you in. Knock that thing down, God, and guide us to see the world as you see it. Amen.

– Pastor Fay Ann Blaylock, Zion United Church of Christ, Rulo, and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Falls City

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