They opened another door and the Shaker brethren stalked in on ‘tiptoe”…
That statement refers to how the Shaker men entered their ‘meeting house’ for weekly worship. It seems odd and I couldn’t find the exact reason but I would love to think that they entered this way as an act of ‘expectancy’ and ‘reverence.’
It got me thinking, ‘do we, do I, make intentional steps to enter our place for worship expecting something great and with great reverence for the Almighty God that I am about to encounter?
Sure I am have been busy preparing and rehearsing for the service but do I gather myself before entering to recognize and anticipate that something special is about to happen?
The next time I enter a place of worship I probably will not enter walking on my tiptoes, but hearing about this practice has made realize I need to be more intentional about how I enter for worship.
Do you have a routine that helps you focus on God before you enter a place of worship?