Exodus 24: Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mt. Sinai.
Lessons for Living Today:
Most people point back to some point in their lives that they consider a mountain top experience. Some event took place that defined their life—that opened their eyes to their purpose in life. Moses had the mountain top of all mountain top experiences. God met him on the mountain and gave him the stone tablets with His Ten Commandments. From the timid Moses that said, “Please don’t send me to Pharaoh,” he became the strong leader God had called him to be. An experience with God gives us new direction in life.
Mountain top life experiences with God come to those who take steps of faith. Those steps lead upwards through often difficult territory. Sometimes you might think it is impossible but God will make a way when there is no other way. We may think we have come far enough but God may say “climb higher.” Moses climbed to the top of Mr. Sinai, over 6,000 ft high, and waited for six days in a thick cloud cover for God to meet him. God does not operate on our time schedule. We, as Moses, must learn to wait on God.
Mountain climbers tell us there is great euphoria in reaching the top. God’s mountain climbers can achieve that same euphoria each step of the climb. Moses had to climb the mountain to meet God. Now God dwells with those who have come to belief in Him through the sacrificial death of Christ. God now comes down to dwell with those who reach out to Him. Interacting with God through the Bible creates mountain top experiences each time we meet Him there. It is every bit as euphoric as Moses meeting Him on Mt. Sinai. As we open our hearts to God through His word, He fills us with love anew. It is a joy unspeakable and full of glory to meet God in His Word.
God’s Question: How long has it been since we met in My Word?
God’s Promise: I reach out to those who reach out to me.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for Your loving presence alive in Your Word.
I am sorry I don’t spend more time in Your presence.
Thank You for Your faithful abiding presence.
Help me draw near to You and share Your love with others.