3/4 Exodus 33:9

9 When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses.

Before God gave the instructions for the Tabernacle, Moses set up a special tent outside the camp that he called the Tent of Meeting. Those who wanted to seek the LORD would go out to the tent to pray. But when Moses went to the tent, the pillar of cloud that was leading them through the wilderness and shading them from the sun would move over the tent. When this would take place, the rest of the people would stand at the entrance of their tents and worship. Though everyone could pray, Moses was God's designated priest and mouthpiece to the nation. God wanted to make the Israelites a nation of priests to the world, but they continually rebelled and complained against God.

Today we still have special places to meet with God. Sometimes it is a church, a prayer room, the spot where you sit early each morning to read your Bible. Perhaps you are there right now as you read this. Though there is no pillar of cloud over your location, you are meeting with the Eternal God of Israel. Because of what Jesus has done for you in becoming your righteousness, God is pleased to meet with you as He was with Moses (Hebrews 4:16).

Perhaps it would help you to enter into a personal time of fellowship if you used your sanctified imagination to see the cloud come over your tent of meeting. The Bible calls our bodies a tent (2 Corinthians 5:1). Wherever you meet the LORD in prayer is where the cloud will come and hover over you. He will speak to you in His still, small voice, and through His Word. Come with expectation and take time to be silent and listen. You can be sure that when Moses brought his burdens, he listened for God's answers.

Prayer: LORD, may these times of meeting with You never be routine. Help me to always see the honor and blessing of coming before You clothed in Jesus. Help me to always come with expectation and reverence.