All the weaving, measuring and hammering was done. Moses set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and put up the curtain to the entrance.
“Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.” Exodus 40:34
There are times during the praise part of worshipping God with my spiritual family when I visualize a cloud billowing into the room. As I watch in my mind, the glory of the LORD fills the space around me. God’s word tells us that he ‘inhabits’ the praise of his people.
God is always beside me but there are two places in my life where he feels most near to me –
- the first place is right now with my Bible open in my lap and my ears and heart open to what he wants to say to me.
- the second is when I’m joining with God’s people in praising him. This is especially true for me when a praise song includes pivotal truths that have been game-changers in my life. This last Sunday we lifted our praise up to God because he fights our battles and he walks with us through the darkness that surrounds us. Tears streamed down my face because my battles since my son died are huge and the darkness often tries to smother my joy. I felt a cloud of God’s grace and love filling the room and my heart. God is good, he loves me and always wants the best for me even when I can’t see it. These are all facts that have gotten me through the last 5 1/2 painful years since my son was killed.
Do you know what it feels like to have the glory of the Lord fill your heart? If you want to get closer to God, read his Word daily, listen and obey and spend time sincerely praising him with your spiritual family. Open your heart and mind to him and he will fill you with his love and grace.
Thank you, Abba Father.