There is an amazing story in the Bible about moving the ark into Solomon’s new temple. The temple was filled with priests and singers and musicians. It came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music…the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. (2Chr 5:13-14)
Now that’s a worship service I want to be in. I don’t think it would only happen with something as grand as moving the ark. God inhabits the praises of His people. When the trumpeters and the singers were as one, when everyone was in unity in praise, God came down.
Imagine if everyone joined in praise without any thought to anything else. No one standing around while other people sang. No one looking around to see who was watching. What if everyone’s heart was focused on God, full of praise and worship? Complete unity in praise is attractive to God. He can’t help Himself from filling the room with His presence. Wouldn’t you love to see that?
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