Today’s reading II Chronicles 5:2-7:22

II Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as 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 musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

What a beautiful and precious story! It motivates me to sing more. The people of God got together as one. They were focused on getting one sound, one harmony, one thing through. They wanted to be heard praising the Lord. They sang out strongly, lifted up their voices. They praised Him. They said out loud for all to hear that God is good, that His mercy endures for ever.

Then when they came together as one, wanted to worship as one, they praised God strongly, and had one message to Him and them He came and filled the place.

How I long to see God fill our place. I want to see Him move in us and in my life. I do not want to live a life of routine and habit. I know that I do.

I go to church. I preach and teach but rarely do we really look for Him to do great and mighty things. I am not complaining. I am confessing a sin.

I want to praise and thank Him more. They weren’t asking Him to come. They were praising Him and He came.

Could it be that we should praise Him more?