When I was intimate with Walt, I became pregnant and in 3 years time, I birthed two daughters who have blessed my life beyond my wildest dreams. I was reminded of this when I came before the Lord this morning, that a life of intimacy with God will do the same. It’s out of true intimacy with God that we become filled with promise.
Moses went to the mountain to spend time with God and came out covered with the glory of God. Jesus went to the mountain to spend time with God and returned full of glory and out of that glory flowed miracles. Being in the presence of God is not just a ‘feel good’ moment. We are to carry that presence to the world, bringing miracles with us.
Let me never be content to just ‘feel’ and not ‘do’. As much as I love the feelings of His presence, there comes a time when I must leave and go to work, but HOW I leave is key. I don’t leave the presence of God and say, ‘Bye now, see you tomorrow!’ No, I invite Him to accompany me to work, to show me people that need His presence.
We were created to be containers of the Glory of God. It’s the constant exposure to something or someone that changes us. 2 Corinthians 3:18 CEB says, “All of us are looking with unveiled faces at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” How are we changed? In His presence.
I’m not who I was 10 years ago, for that matter, a year ago because His presence changes me, prepares me for something bigger than myself. If you’ve ever said, ‘I want more!’ God heard that and is filling you so that you can be that carrier to fill the earth with His Glory.
Father, may who I used to be, be lost in the shadow of Your presence. I want to live within the beauty of Your holiness so that others may be changed by Your glory in me. I love You so much! Guide my steps so that it crosses paths with those who need the wonder of Your grace and mercy. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory, Amen.