Yesterday, we talked about how Moses fellowshipped with the Lord in the Tent of Meeting, and we remembered that they had conversations there as friends. Today, I want to continue looking at the story of Moses as we discover how much this Biblical hero desired and loved the presence of God.
Even though he and God would commune regularly in their special place, Moses was apparently unable to see the Lord’s face; this is why he requested to see His glory. Interestingly, Yahweh’s response to His friend was to tell him that if he were to behold Him fully, he wouldn’t survive. However, in an apparent effort to honor his request to know more about Him, the Lord told Moses that He would hide him in the cleft of a rock and walk by him so he could see His majesty from behind. I think it’s significant that even though he didn’t get to fully behold the face of His Heavenly Father, Moses kept pressing for more of God’s presence, and the Lord responded in favor. You see, in spite of having witnessed His power at work in parting the Red Sea and traveling through the wilderness with Him in a pillar of fire, this servant leader was hungry for more of His Divine Helper. Though there were many things he could have devoted his time and attention to, he wanted a greater measure of His Savior’s presence, because He understood that every human skill and ability flows from carrying more of His glory!
Friend, be like Moses! No matter how much of Jesus you have already experienced, live from a place of wanting more. When you elevate your desire for His glorious presence above everything else, all the things you are concerned about will find a new source of inspiration and power — in Him. Though you will never be able to fully perceive His glory, there are always new facets of His character to be experienced, because He is infinite. Since He is the source of everything in this world, spending time with Him is what equips and empowers you to live your life effectively. When you make the Lord’s presence your top priority, you will experience abundant life — the kind that fully magnifies the wondrous fact that you were made in the image of the Almighty!