I’m the kind of person who was raised to go to church every Sunday. That was the rule in our house growing up. “As long as you live under my roof, we go to church every Sunday!” I still live by that rule.

There have been many times that I’ve shown up in church out of a feeling of obligation. Not that it’s a bad thing – I don’t think that church attendance can really be a detriment. There are also times when I’ve shown up at church expecting to see a move of God. Which times to you suppose one would be more affected by the presence of God?

Then the cloud covered the Meeting Tent, and the glory of the Lord filled the Holy Tent.

Exodus 40:34 (NCV)

We often like to think that God will show up no matter what, that He will come and fill the room with the cloud of His glory. But, if you read back in Exodus, the visible presence of God only showed up after Israel had prepared for it. The entire chapter preceding this verse talks about the preparation. God showed up when Israel was ready.

Are you ready?

Daily Bible reading: Exodus 39-40, Matthew 24:1-22

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