There I will meet you and speak to you; there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory. Exodus 29:42-43
Have you set up your tent yet? In the days preceding the Exodus, God established a special place to meet with Moses and the Israelites. He called it the Tent of Meeting; it was here that He said the words of our scripture verse above. Where is your Tent of Meeting? For me it’s the brown chair downstairs in the living room. That chair is where I read this passage a year ago and recommitted myself to a daily time with God.
My friend Darren was the first to jump in the water at a small group meeting I had with my small group while discussing consistency in our daily quiet times with our Creator. Darren said “Every morning, I get up and show up to work on time, I am prompt for my appointments throughout the day, and I’m always on time for my son’s baseball practice after work. On weekends I like to get up at the crack of dawn and be the first off the tee so I can motor round the course. But one appointment I could never keep was the one about reading my Bible on a regular and consistent basis. I made sure I kept my appointments with everyone else, but with Jesus, I was never on time. How sad is that?”
“So what did you do about it? I asked. “I finally got on track with a steady quiet time with God by doing three things: having a plan, setting a time, and having a place to do it uninterrupted.” Consistency is a very large key to starting your day with God’s perspective. Don’t leave home without it. God deserves to be your first appointment don’t you think? This is pretty much common sense. Without your Creators’ perspective it can be a little dangerous facing your daily circumstances. Make your coffee and make God your first appointment every day. God is never late, He is waiting for you.
Father, you are the most important and urgent appointment of my day.