Have you wondered and marveled the way Moses glowed when he came down from Mount Sinai after spending 40 days and 40 nights with God?
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai carrying the two Tablets of The Testimony, he didn’t know that the skin of his face glowed because he had been speaking with God. Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, saw his radiant face, and held back, afraid to get close to him. (Exodus 34: 29-30, MSG)
Every single time I read this I am in awe. Every single time I read this I think “Me, too”. I want what Moses had! Only being in the presence of God can get us glowing. The good news is it is readily available for all of us because of Jesus! Christ can get us face-to-face with God.
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. (2 Cor. 3: 16-18, MSG)
Our God really is a living, personal presence! And we are called to abide in him! We are called to be transformed from one degree of glory to another! We are called to grow in grace and glow in Christ!
The change is not our doing. It is not automatic. But it is possible because of Christ and powered by the Holy Spirit. If we are in Christ we are gradually changed, degree by degree, into his likeness. The more time we spend in God’s presence, the more Christ-like we become. The more God exposure we have, the more we glow.
We want to glow for you!
Change us and our lives to be more like you.
Enable us to continually abide in you.
Empower us to glow for you!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What keeps you from glowing?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you live your life for Christ!
Photo courtesy of Kyle Reed