In His Presence – Part 1
“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!”1
My family and I recently visited the Grand Canyon and as we stood there taking in God’s beautiful creation and standing in awe of the grandeur of this amazing natural wonder, it was impossible not to feel as if we were in the very presence of God. As my family, and the several others around us, took in the sight, all seemed still and silent for a moment, as if we had just entered that Holy Temple where all the world kept silent before Him. (Hab. 2:20) This verse, and the lyrics to a popular worship song2 repeated themselves over and over in my mind: “...if the rocks cry out in silence, so will I...” and in that moment I just wanted to lift my hands and worship!
As I reflect on that moment in nature, I can’t help but imagine the moment when we are face to face with our Creator. If being in His creation stirred my soul, how glorious it will be to be in the actual presence of our Almighty God!
Moses was one of many others in Scripture to experience God’s presence firsthand. God and Moses had a special relationship because Moses spent time with the Lord. God’s Word tells us that after having spent time in God’s presence, Moses’ face “shone” and those who saw him knew that he had been spending time with God. (Ex. 34:29) Can others tell when we have spent time with God? Does our face “shine” with His Glory? What wonders might we find today if we spend a moment in God’s presence?
Tomorrow we will take a closer look at this intimate relationship Moses had with God.
Suggested prayer: Dear God, you have made creation for your children to catch a glimpse of your Glory, so that we might stand in awe and wonder in your presence. I want to spend time with you today and everyday so that others can see you shining through me. Allow me to be the creation that you use so that others might see you today. I love you, Lord and pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
- “So will I”, song by Hillsong Worship.
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