Psalm 26:8 O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells.
David loved to go up and worship God in the tent that Moses built. Later in life he wanted to build a permanent house for God, but God told him that his son, Solomon, would build it instead of him. So David did all of the planning for it and stocked up on all the supplies. He wanted to be part of it. David loved being where God was. He loved being in the presence of God and worshiping Him.
Today, churches come in many different styles and looks. Some are magnificent buildings, where people spent a lot of money to build it. Others are really simple and not too fancy. Some churches meet in a school gym or a person’s home. The truth is the building does not matter. In David’s time the building itself did not matter. What matters is whether God’s glory dwells in it or not. Jesus said in Matthew 18:20, where a two or three people meet in His name, He will be there. That is what makes a place, the Lord’s House. It is all about God. God gives a place significance, whatever we build does not.
Wherever you meet with your church today, pray for God to be present with you and that His glory may fill the place. Pray that God hears your worship and that He accepts and is pleased by it. Pray that God will speak through your pastor and that He will give people open hearts and minds to the pastor’s sermon. Pray that the whole thing will be about Him, not about you.
Have a blessed day in the Lord’s House today!