What Does It Take For the Presence of God to Show Up?

On Sunday we continued on in our “Heating Up” Sermon Series asking the question about God’s presence/approval and what it takes. We spent time in 2 Chronicles 5:13 which states: “and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD ), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud.” In this we saw four elements that led to God’s approval.

“It was the duty” – we must realize that worship of God isn’t a ‘when I feel like it’ but rather something we were created to do.”Make themselves heard” – you and are were not only created to worship God we were created to let the world know how great He is

“In Unison” – the power of unity is something we have lost as a people. We will never agree on everything but when we begin to agree together on the important pieces, like the world’s need for Jesus, we can begin to be in unity.

“In praise to the Lord” – it’s great to be in unity but there are times when we aren’t unified under the right covering. When you and I join together in praise to the Lord, not focused on anything else but the praise of the King, then we see the end result….

“Was filled with a cloud” – God’s presence/acceptance came when the people of Israel came together, as one voice, to worship the King. Let us do the same so that we can hear those words we all long to hear God say: “Well done good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23

Pastor James

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