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Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 126: God on the move

Today's Reading: 2 Samuel 7, 1 Chronicles 17

David is finally at rest from all the wars and enemies. But Sabbath is a difficult place for David. David wants something to keep his hands busy...Ah! he says, I'll build God a house. After all, I have a nice house; God needs a house, too.

Sounds like a virtuous idea, yes?

But God is serious about rest and Sabbath.

And God is serious about not letting God's followers put him in a box.

God is a God rhythm. Rest and movement. Rest and movement. God likes tent dwelling. God wants to be able to move as the Spirit desires. God does not mind the simplicity of tenting in the wild. In fact, being bound by the slave holder's bricks and mortar are not desired in the least.

God desires God's people to be a people on the move. God does not like for us to become couch potatoes sitting in the comfort of status quo. We are to be a people who can get up and move at a moment's notice. We are to be hikers in the wild, not surrounded by the concrete of "we've always done it this way."

Rest and move.

Rest and move.

This is the rhythm of God's people.

"Greet a people with 'peace;' if they do not return your 'peace' shake the dust off and move on."

God's word to God's people is 'GO!'

Because in order to keep up with God, you have to know how to tear down a tent quickly, put your pack on your back and join the adventure.

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