Monday, October 25, 2010

A Face That Shines

One of my very favorite people in the Bible is hands down Moses. When you study his entire life you learn much about how God chisels us. Moses was truly transformed from a wealthy adopted son of the King of Egypt to a shepherd who guided sheep for close to 40 years to the one who God used to take His people out of slavery.

Moses spent a lot of “alone” time with God. Because of that alone time his face would shine brilliantly each visit with the Master of the Universe. How did the people know Moses had been with the LORD? His face shone.

The Shining Face of Moses
29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30 Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. 32 Afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he commanded them all that the Lord had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33 And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face. 34 Whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, 35 the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was shining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
Ex 34:29-35 (ESV)

The people always knew when Moses had been with God. The obvious question is this, “Can people see when we have spent time alone with our Father?” Do our lives reflect the ONE we have been with? Or do we look like everyone else?
Tough question, think about it. Till tomorrow may God hold you in the palm of His hand as you spend “alone time” with Him.

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up"

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