The longer I live in surrender to God, the stronger I sense His presence. His presence is so remarkable that I have finally come to a point in my walk with God, where I long for Him. I want to see His glory like Moses did; but I’m not sure I could fast for 40 days to get that God-glow. 😆
“So [Moses] was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And [God] wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai…and Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, the skin of his face shone and they were afraid.” Exodus 34:28-35
When God spoke to Moses, his skin glowed. The glow was so great that he had to veil himself so the people would not be afraid. There is no doubt that His proximity to the presence of Almighty God transformed His appearance! Ah, my friend, we may not be able to live 40 days without food or water, but we have been given the very same REMARKABLE opportunity to be transformed. Paul the Apostle said Moses’ countenance was glorious when he was given the “ministry of death;” but WE have been given the “ministry of the Spirit” which is far more glorious.
“But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.
For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is MUCH MORE glorious.
Therefore, since we have such HOPE, we use great boldness of speech— unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.
Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”II Corinthians 3:7-18
When we turn our life over to God, people begin to see His glory shine through us. Jesus promised He would leave us the gift of the Holy Spirit. When God is the greatest love of our life, HIS love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, meekness and self control fills us. We overflow with these rare qualities that make us glow in a world full of selfishness, anxiety, envy, impatience, pride, and unbridled indulgence. To glow with God’s presence, He must be the most passionate love of our life. To love God with all our heart, soul, and mind means He is our primary motivation for what we do; what we think; what we say; and how we live all aspects of our lives. When we come to know God, we discover His presence is better than anything in life! There is no one who loves us like Jesus does. There is no one who teaches us to love like He does.
When God’s presence transforms us; we can’t hide it!
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