The House Of The Lord
The house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
2 Chronicles 5:14
The Glory Of God
What would it take for you to fall to your knees in reverent worship before God Almighty? Would fire need to fall from Heaven? Would someone need to be instantaneously and miraculously healed?
On the day of dedication of the temple, the Lord showed up and showed out. This verse speaks of the glory of God as a cloud that filled the entire temple driving men to their knees in reverent worship. Basically the Lord showed up and took over and everyone knew it. In the New Testament we read about a day when the people gathered together and prayed and the building shook and everyone was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 4:31). It’s clear to see that the presence of God and the touch of God makes all the difference.
We don’t need more intellectual sermons or more inspirational music in our worship services, what we need is for God to show up. If the Lord is truly our focal point in time of worship then we can come together in the house of God and even before the preaching begins we can feel the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. The key is to focus on the Lord and nothing else. James 4:8 says to draw close to God and He will draw close to you. God wants to show up and show out in your church. If the focus is not on the Lord we cannot expect anything else but another ordinary worship service.
Lord, I desire to see you show up and show out in my life today. My focus is on You alone.