So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face. Exodus 34:30 & 33
This morning I was thinking about Moses and the time he spent before the Lord and I wondered, is the time I spend with God visible to the world? What is it that people see when I’m at my desk at work? When I’m visiting the hospital? Do I reflect His glory?
On Monday as I sat checking patients in, an older woman stepped up to my desk. We exchanged pleasantries with a smile when she asked, “How are you doing?”
“Well,” I replied, “God is forever faithful!” Then on a whim, I jumped to my feet began to sing the song I learned years ago, “If God has been so good to you you ought to praise Him. If God has been so good to you you ought to praise Him. If God has been so good to you you ought to stand up on your feet, and praise and magnify the Lord for He’s the one who set you free, Praise Him! Praise Him!”
Tears came to her eyes as she mentioned that when she came in, her heart was heavy and as she lifted her hands up in the air she said, “Thanks for reminding me of what I need to do and reminding me that God is faithful. Keep singing, sweetie!”
I didn’t need to tell her about the crappy weekend I just had or the amount of sleep I was missing, or the trial I was in at that particular moment. No, she needed to know that God, the only true God saw her in her current state of affairs, that He loved her and always would.
It seems that many of us think we can have that same Glory Moses had without spending time in Gods presence. It is simply impossible! The more time you spend with someone the more you are like them. You cannot be clean unless you take a shower first and use soap. Time in Gods presence changes who you were. Old things are gone and all things become new.
It’s time to burn with passion for the presence of the fire we were created to carry. Time to flip the switch and go from powerless to powerful.
Set a fire in us, oh God. We want those around us to catch fire from the burning. Its our desire to be more like you, but that will only happen when we are with You more then the world. It’s all about You Lord.