“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14
This “fear” relates to our having a respect for the Lord and for His presence. Included in this is our having reverence in the assembly when we meet. Rather than talking, we should be waiting on the Lord, in anticipation of His becoming experientially present with us.
“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20
This requires of us a personal discipline, so our actions will indicate that we respect the Lord and greatly value His presence. Therefore, when we enter a meeting, it is very important that we maintain an upward poise of our spirits in expectancy (our being spiritually sensitive), and that we respond to the slightest indication of His presence.
As we practice this “respect” in anticipation, the Lord will “show us His covenant.” In the manifested presence of the Lord, we will receive fresh unfolding revelation, as the written word becomes a personal reality in our spiritual life experience.
All too often, we use the time prior to the beginning of a gathering for fellowship with each other. Our doing this does not indicate to the Lord that we value, or respect His presence. Rather, we should prepare ourselves to believe for, and enter into the manifest presence of the Lord.