When David left the Ark with Obed -Edom, it was reported that all that pertained to his house was blessed of the Lord. Our modern day prosperity teachers would convince us that God enriched Obed-Edom but Jewish history shows that Obed-Edom’s family were enriched by the birth of many children in the short time the Ark was there. Women of the household giving birth to multiple babies. There was life in the house of Obed-Edom and that more abundantly. The presence of God gives us life and that more abundantly. Life in God, life in the Spirit , the overcoming power of God that comes from walking in His Spirit. Obed-Edom would later be found as a guard of the Temple treasure and involved in the worship of the temple. It seems he followed the Ark, he followed the presence of God and dwelt there as a door-keeper. Have you been touched by His presence? Would one day in His presence be better than a thousand elsewhere? Will you follow Him where He leads? Has the presence of God taken hold of your life?...... bro FrankTHE DOOR-KEEPERIn His presence there is joy beyond measure To feel His touch is heavenly treasure To rest in the arms of our glorious King Is to lay down and listen to the angels singYour presence lets me walk upon water Your presence sustains your sons and daughters In your presence the lions mouth’s shut tight Your presence brings hope to the darkest nightOh for the joy of a single touch I am overwhelmed it is almost too much In your presence the darkness disappears In your presence there is a river of tearsAnd this river it flows from Your throne From the heart of God to the heart of His own Time stands still it exists no more When I am the keeper of the temple doorWhen I pass through the valley of weeping I am blessed to find God’s not sleeping Indeed my tears become pools of blessing And comfort for those who require refreshingOne day in thy presence is all that it takes To stand firm in my God when everything shakes And though trials and temptations often come nightly No good thing He withholds to those walking uprightlyOne day at a time each day in your presence Reminds me of your beauty,of your very essence Where even the sparrow has found its place To dwell in the arms of eternal embraceOh blessed is the man who trusts in thee Who has knelt before bloody Calvary Who night and day and with all of his heart Seeks to walk with His lord and never apart.