Saturday, April 30, 2016

Encountering God...

I've been reading about the life of Moses in my devotions lately. Moses asked God to show him His glory, and God graciously did so. There on Mt. Sinai, God descended in a cloud and stood with Moses and proclaimed His own name and character to Moses.  

I can't imagine it, standing there in the cloud of God's glory, and hearing God's mighty voice, the voice that spoke the word and this whole universe came into being. ( Psalm 29 is a great chapter to read if you want some further revelation about the power and majesty of God's voice. )  It was such a powerful encounter, that Moses stayed there in the presence of God for forty days.  When Moses finally came down from the mountain, his countenance shone with the glory of God.

The good news is that God desires a personal encounter with each one of us.  He wants to reveal Himself, His wonderful majesty, His great mercy and grace, His abundant loving kindness and His foundational, unwavering truth to you and to me. Moses asked God for this encounter, he obeyed God's directions, and then he stayed in God's presence.  In my own life, I say I want to know God more, I want a personal revelation of His greatness, His love and His mercy and grace, but I hurry through my time with Him all too often.  When I lay aside my own agenda and spend some unhurried time worshiping along to worship music, reading the Bible and journaling what God is saying to me, and doing the kind of praying that is less about getting through my list of prayer requests and more about heart to heart communicating, I come away both satisfied and longing for more.   (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, May 1st, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Elizabeth, I can identify with you. Too many times things crowd out my time with God. But when I set aside time to read his word, pray and worship I come away so much better for it. He fills me with peace and draws me close. Blessings to you! I'm your neighbor at #LetUsGrow!

    1. I so agree, Gayl! I've never regretted time spent in God's presence!

  2. Moses was a mighty blessed man to stand in the presence of our Father. Beautiful picture and love your verse choice :)


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