Glory in the House (4 of 4) by Jeff Schreve

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Glory in the House (4 of 4)
Series: Experience His Glory, Living in the Awe of God's Presence
Jeff Schreve
Chronicles 7:1-3

From His Heart Ministries February 9, 2014 Sermon Number: 1304 Series Number: A 1300

Steve Pruett is a pastor. He got up early one morning at 5:00 a.m. He went into his front room and he began to pray. And he was praying very earnestly, and he was praying the prayer of Moses, ''Lord, show me Your glory. Lord, show me Your glory.'' And at the time he prayed ''God, show me Your glory,'' the room filled with light. And Steve Pruett's heart stopped beating. His blood quit flowing. He was gripped with fear as he said, ''God has filled this room with His presence. I am in the presence of God.'' And he was so afraid. But his fear quickly turned to foolishness as he realized the light was from his neighbor's car across the street (laughter). He had pulled out of his driveway and the headlights hit his front room, and Steve Pruett felt like a dope. And he went back to praying, and he said the Lord spoke to his heart and said, ''Steve, you still want to see My glory?'' And Steve said, ''I don't know if I'm ready for it. If a pair of headlights caused my blood to freeze, I can't imagine if You actually showed up!'' (laughter).

We've been talking for the last several weeks about experiencing His glory, and we have said that the glory of God is the weight of who God really is. It's His manifest presence. It's not His omnipresence, because God is omnipresent. God is everywhere.

But God is not everywhere in the same way. And we want God to show up and show out and weigh in in our lives, in our homes, in our marriages, in our struggles, in our problems, in our businesses and when we gather together to worship Him. See, church is not supposed to be a three-ring circus. Church is not some performance time. Church is people gathering to experience the glory of God together: to call on His name, and to praise His name, and to seek Him together, and ...

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