Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mount Sinai

Moses spent forty days and nights on the mountain of God, reviling in the Very presence of the Almighty.  Moses had gone up the mountain to receive from the LORD not only the "Laws of God", but also something for himself.   I am sure that Moses did not want to leave, however the noise coming from the camp of the Israelites down below hastened Moses' departure.

This past weekend I too went up onto the mountain to spend time with the Almighty.  Like Moses, I did receive and also like Moses I did not want to leave.  Times like these away from the world are necessary.  Quiet times are not enough.  Coupled with the population explosion finding a place outside to be alone with God is harder.
 
My soul literally sang as I sat before the LORD and listened  to Him speak to me.  Will heaven be like this?  MORE THAN THIS :) :) :) :)

Sadly enough I could not stay there for forty days.  However, I was refreshed.  Sorrow filled me as I made the trek down the mountain.  Moments like these when we are "truly in the presence of God" are few and far between.  Just the thought of leaving sent me into a downward spiral.  Separation from the One you love causes a great aching within.  The LORD sensed me becoming downcast.  He spoke again.  
"Am I only God on this mountain?  Or can I be God anywhere?"
Hmm?  Not 'hmm' from me thinking about it.  But 'hmm' because I boxed God in.  
God IS god everywhere.  Surely, when I leave the mountain God is with me.  I think about the noise in the world below the mountain and I am reminded, like Moses, the people need to hear.  They need to hear of God's everlasting love and  how to receive eternal life.  Unfortunately, some will hear and still seek the past to destruction.   

But for a little while and I will forever be in His presence. 
(No mountain needed)