When I first came to God I was desperate for Him. I wanted to hear what He had to say to me and I wanted to sit with Him for hours and drink in the peace that He lives in. I have always been intrigued with the tent of meeting that Moses set up in the desert. How God’s presence would settle over it and Moses and Joshua would sit in there and God would tell them things. Prayer for me is to leave my crazy world and live in His for an hour. Here’s a list of character qualities that are at work in people who sit with God in His tent according to Psalm 15; walks in integrity, works righteousness, speaks truth in his/her own heart, does not slander with the tongue, does not do evil to their neighbor, does not take up a reproach against a friend, despises evil/reprobates, honors those who fear the Lord, swears to their own hurt and does not change, doesnt charge interest to people who need to borrow money, does not take bribes against someone innocent. Then it says, “those who do these things will never be shaken.” My first thought was, “how many of these character tests have I failed this week?” My next thought was, “God help me grow up so I can sit with You in Your tent.” If how I speak about people and how I conduct business and make money all has bearing on whether or not I get some real face time with God then I have a new incentive to grow in my character to be more like Him. What does this say about us as a modern day church? How many of us actually modify what we say and do because we want real contact with God?