Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” (Ex. 33:7)
My daughter recently moved to a large farm house. She showed me a large closet and said, “My war room has been a tablet, but now I have a real war room.” Tears filled my eyes as I read the Scripture promises, prayer requests, and praise cards taped to the closet walls. It was her “tent” for meeting with God. What Jesus called our “prayer closet” has been dubbed a “war room”—a place where we fight spiritual battles on our knees. My war room is a cozy chair in a quiet corner in my bedroom. Yours may be under a tree with nature surrounding you. Moses called his war room the “tent of meeting.”
A designated place of meeting with God will draw you. When life calls you in different directions, when your heart is stomped on, when your soul bubbles with praise for answered prayers, you need a pitched tent—a sanctuary for two. It’s a place where God sees your tears. It’s where you can sit in God’s presence when grief keeps you from forming words. And it’s where he waits to hear your joys.
Whether your “tent of meeting” is written on a tablet, a quiet corner, or a physical closet, enter the presence of God daily. Pitch your tent and he will meet you there.
Prepare a sanctuary and meet with God each day.
Pamela Kuhn’s favorite word is joy, and her favorite place is anywhere that holds books and sells tea.
© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.