Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.
(Exodus 34:29 (NIV))
Very few people have been able to do what Moses did on Mount Sinai. Adam and Eve walked with God before the fall from grace. Abraham heard God call him to a new land. Moses spoke with God on Mount Sinai. The prophets relayed God’s messages to the people and the disciples spoke face to face with Jesus. Even in these examples, only Moses is recorded as being radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. Moses was the only person since the fall from grace to have been in God’s glorious presence. It makes me wonder what Adam and Eve looked like since they walked with God. Were they radiant in their appearance?
Do you long to radiate with the presence of the Lord?
Do you long to spend time in His glorious presence?
Do you long to hear His Word and have it become such a part of you that your very countenance glows with His righteousness?
Do you want others to see this radiance on you and in you and know that you love the Lord?
I realize that I ask a lot of questions, but a relationship with the Lord is a personal matter and the only way to truly build that relationship is to know what you truly desire on a personal level. It is not based on what your parents did. It is not based on what I write. It is not based on what your children do. It is not based on what your preacher says. It is entirely based on your personal desire to spend time in the presence of the Lord. I honestly believe that this is why I love the following verse so much. It reminds me that I am nothing if I do not spend time in God’s presence, if I do not allow the Lord’s grace to overflow onto me, into me and through me.
Be still, and know that I am God;
(Psalms 46:10a (NIV))
Is it obvious to others that the Lord’s radiance is upon you?
Do you glow with the glory of the Lord?
Copyright 1998 – 2018 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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