and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” 1st Corinthians 14:25 NIV
Cautiously he stepped through the door and into the church. The woman beside him was his travel agent. She had invited him to come to church with her. He was curious enough and felt the need to have the Lord in his life. But up until then, he just hadn´t found a church that put him before God. The service began. They sang songs. They prayed. The minister elaborated on some texts. Then they went out. They chatted with some pleasant people afterward. But his latest church experience just had not moved him. No presence was felt. He did not meet God there. He did not sense Him or find the Lord in that place.
Every time we meet together we have an opportunity. God is near. He has always been reaching out to us. Our Father wants us to be with Him. We should never settle for anything less. If less is what we are content with, it is what we will always have. Our gatherings need to be filled with His Presence! If God is not there, the ambient should be one filled with longing, seeking, and desperation until all can come away knowing that God is really among us! This goes for our personal worship too! Are we seeking our Savior now with enough emphasis that He is bringing us before God?
Increase our desire to be with You until we are in Your Presence. Never let us rest until we can find and have You among us in real living experience, we pray!