Seek Intimacy with the Living God

Do you want to be open to God and all His ways with you? Sometimes this may require relinquishing plans or dreams that are precious to you. Moses met with God at the burning bush, at the Red Sea, on Mount Sinai, in the tent of meeting, and still he asked, “Now show me your glory.” (Exodus 33.18) God wants us to constantly seek His face, His glory. We must give our best efforts in seeking God’s face, His glory. This is intimate interaction with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is constantly communicating with us. Most do not know this because we are not listening. If we want to find and hear His voice, we must pursue this intimate interaction above all else. Is there something you desire more than intimacy with the Living God? Then that is an idol. When we are determined to get our own way, we blot out intimacy with Jesus Christ.

Is there something you really want? Talk with Jesus about it. Let the light of His Presence shine on this pursuit. You can then see it from His perspective. If your desire fits His plans for you, He will help you achieve it. Your desire may be contrary to His plans for you. In this case He will gently change the desires of your heart. We must start every day and every thought with Jesus first and foremost. The result is the rest of our lives will fall into place, piece by piece.

Exodus 33:18-23

18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

21 Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

Moses had spent all his time for years with God or doing what God gave him to do. Yet, his hunger for more of God was not satiated. He wanted more. If God had given him what he sought, Moses would have perished. What has He saved you from by not giving you the specific plans you sought?

1 Chronicles 16.11 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Proverbs 3.5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will direct your paths.

Matthew 6.33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

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