Moses finished the work. The Cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Glory of God filled The Dwelling. Exodus 40:33-34 (TM)
Call, response, obedience, work, blessing.
There is a natural order to things, and we see it woven throughout God’s message to us and in the stories of the Old Testament. God called Moses to build the Tent of Meeting. Moses responds. He finishes the work and God’s presence fills The Dwelling. Call, response, obedience, work, blessing.
So often we want to rush right to God blessing us, and often we do so wanting that blessing to be at our calling – not God’s. Yet, when we are open to His calling, respond in obedience, and finish the work – He blesses us more richly than we could ever have anticipated.
Don’t shortcut God. The Blessing comes when the work is done.