Moses encountered God in a burning bush.
He watched God perform miracle after miracle in Egypt.
He saw the Red Sea parted and witnessed manna falling from Heaven.
He climbed Mt. Sinai and chiseled God’s laws into stone as God spoke to him.
But it wasn’t enough.
He needed more.
He needed to know what I need to do on the good days and the bad.
“If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you,”
and just a few verses later,
“If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”
Moses needed to know more about God’s ways so He could know God more.
And He needed to know God was still with him…………….every step of the way…………
or he’d choose to stay right where he was in the wilderness.
Driving to work can be daunting when life is hard.
The thought of facing a world full of people when you’re struggling to face your own little world can feel as if the sky is closing in.
And even though God’s shown up in your life time and time again……..
in mighty ways,
it’s easy to find yourself asking,
“Where are you today?”
And it’s easy to think,
“I’ll stay in the wilderness unless I see you……..again.”
And then, as if He knows exactly where you’re looking for a sign of His presence,
He parts a new Red Sea.
He opens the sky.
He places your feet on the same path as a random penny.
Or turns a leaf into a perfect flower.
He just knows.
And He doesn’t get exasperated, throwing His past works in your face, as if your request is uncalled for.
He could have made Moses feel pretty silly for not knowing who was leading him that day in the sandy desert.
Moses had witnessed as many or more miracles than anyone else on this planet.
And yet he felt safe asking for more.
“Show me your glory,” Moses pleaded.
And God showed up.
He led Moses up the mountain,
placed him in the cleft of a rock and 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’m so thankful Moses found himself needing more of God time and time again and wasn’t afraid to admit it.
I need more of Him too.
I need more miracles.
I need more skies with His glory peeking through.
I need more pennies.
I need more hearts.
Because even though I believe with all my heart He’s always with me…………..
I, like Moses, still need to see signs of Him in order to KNOW
just how close He truly is.
I’m so thankful He shows up.
Over and over again.
He never gets tired of reminding me that His glory truly goes before me.
And His glory goes before you too.
If you need to see Him today, just ask.
Then keep your eyes wide open.
And God was faithful.
He’ll be faithful to you too.