Ichabod.... the glory of God had departed Israel. The Ark was moved from the Holy Place to the battlefield without God's permission. DISASTER!!!!
We too can get caught up in using God for our own desires. We use His name without His permission, if you will. We enforce our will and assume it is God's will!
Just because God has done it before does not mean He will do it again or the same way again. We have to check in to the "Holy Place" now and again to be sure it is of Him and not of me!
Let's be careful. Let's be sure. We cannot allow the glory of God to leave us. . . . but if it has, His grace is still sufficient. Seek His glory . . . .