Not Religion…Just Reality

When Solomon finished praying, fire <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”>the temple. The priests could not enter <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(E)”>the temple of the Lord because the glory <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(F)”>of the Lord filled it.  When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying,“He is good; his love endures forever.”  
2 Chronicles 7:1-3

Responding to God is not some odd act of religion.  It is reality.

The priests did not enter the temple because of a rule.  The did not enter the temple because they could not.  Why? Reality.  They were not capable of entering into the personal presence of God.
Why did the masses bow and worship and give thanks?  Reality.  Not because they were required to by some obligation but because they desired to out of recognition.
I encourage you in search for Truth and your quest for the Divine in your life to not simply look for religious experiences but to seek out real encounters with God.
When you ready yourself for reality instead of religion, religion becomes real.

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