“The cloud filled the temple and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the LORD.” Ezekiel 10:4.
This was one part of a vision that God gave to Ezekiel and I love visualizing this when I’m in a worship service where something special is happening. Our pastor always transitions into a simple explanation of the gospel at the end of each of his teachings and then invites anyone who had not yet accepted God’s gift of grace to do it that day. I love this because I think too many churches assume everyone who is sitting in the pew is a Christ-follower.
During the prayer that always follows my pastor’s invitation, I have gotten into the habit of watching in my mind as the Spirit of God fills the room. While I visualize this in my head, a huge cloud of grace and love and goodness billows into the room and covers the heads of everyone in the congregation. The glory of the LORD fills the space over God’s people and hangs there – crowding out fears and disbelief and regrets. I can feel the blessings of God pouring out of this cloud.
I know God is always with us all the time but I get goosebumps when I visualized the cloud of God’s spirit billowing in and changing people’s lives – redeeming them from their past mistakes and lighting the way to a better future.
Thank you for filling our lives with your grace and love, Abba. You are a good, good Father.