God said to Moses, "Go to the people. For the next two days get these people ready to meet the Holy God. Exodus 19:10 (MSG)
What am I looking forward to next weekend? Football friday night? Tailgating on Saturday? The big game on Sunday? A family get together?
I was struck by God's call for the people to prepare themselves for worship. I find it interesting that God told the people to anticipate their upcoming meeting with Him. It's Tuesday morning as I write this and I realize that next Sunday's worship is not even on my radar. If there is something that I'm anticipating and preparing myself to do this coming weekend, I confess it's really not gathering with others to worship God together.
How different would my experience be if I spent my week anticipating worship on Sunday morning? What might happen if I consciously did things, during the week, to prepare my heart and mind to meet the Holy God?
I often hear people complain that the experience of church is dry and boring. Could it be because we have not done our part in anticipating God's presence and preparing to meet Him there?