Tabernacle time in Church…

Recently while we were in Adelaide, South Australia we met with “Ann”, a leader in a local church there. We were talking about the concept of Tabernacle & of the rest that often happens in the presence of the Lord, when Ann felt from the Lord to lead a form of Tabernacle time in Church the following Sunday. This is how it went that day…

 

“Sunday was interesting. As the Pastor and I prayed before worship I asked the Lord to help me keep my hands off, but to be a facilitator of what he was doing. He had to remind me of that during the service as the message went a lot longer than I’d anticipated and open time for ‘resting in the Lord’ looked like being shorter and shorter. As I started to fret a little he just reminded me “My agenda, not yours” so I settled back and went with the flow. ‘Rest’ time ended up being about 15 minutes towards the end of worship.  A lot of people just sat in their seats but some got up sat on the floor elsewhere in the chapel; I think one or two went out into the foyer area.  I pretty much gave them permission to do whatever felt right to them and the Lord. There didn’t seem to be too much restlessness to indicate that people were struggling with the quiet and the unstructured time. I helped create the space, what He did with it was up to Him. I did have one lady speak to me afterwards about how much she’d appreciated just being able to rest in the Lord’s presence, and that was encouraging.”

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