I discovered a new blog today, Heavenly Homemakers, and found on Tuesday’s they do something really neat. It’s called Gratituesday. I realize there are other versions of this out there in Bloggy World, but I really enjoyed this site and their rendering of expressing our gratitude.
Interestingly enough, this came at a really appropriate time for me as I had been thinking I needed to take the time to post about what God has been doing for me lately.
I am grateful that He loves me. Last week especially, He drew me so close to Himself. Not through any particular trials or tribulations. Just through my Bible study and time spent with Him.
I am nearly finished with the updated version of Beth Moore’s “A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place” study. It has been super powerful, and I have learned so much from it. God has used it to speak to me about a number of different things, but last week, it was simply about Him. About coming before the throne of heaven and worshipping Him. My eyes well with tears now as I remember how sweet it was.
We had arrived at the point in our study where we were discussing the Most Holy Place, the Holy of Holies. This is where the ark of the covenant dwelt in the tabernacle God instructed the Israelites to build. It was where His very presence resided and where He told them He would meet with them.
While God’s presence dwelt among His people, a veil separated the Most Holy Place from the rest of the tabernacle, and only the High Priest was allowed to enter that Place one time per year on the Day of Atonement.
What Beth pointed out is that the veil is no longer in place. We have total access to God through His Son Jesus Christ anytime, anywhere.
His Holy Presence lives inside me. He loves me, and He invites me to come and sit with Him whenever I desire to do so. He delights in it for He created me to have a relationship with Him.
So today, and always, I am thankful that I know Him. That He saved me. That He loves me. That I have been granted all access.
Oh how I love Him so and long for the day when I will worship Him face to face and cry, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty!”