Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence. For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

Isaiah 64:1-5

From the beginning of humans calling upon the name of the Lord, God has always shown Himself strong and responsive to all who earnestly seek Him. Seeking Him with the whole heart, individually or cooperatively has always yielded great blessings. In our personal walk with God or as a church, I can confidently say that God has never left us without blessings. His manifest presence is the wonderful reward of God to those who diligently seek Him. In seeking Him, we are cleansed from our sins and ways, and surrender to His ways, and rise up to the standard of His righteousness.