Monday, September 13, 2010

“Sight for our Soul”

Exodus 32 “Sight for our Soul”

Wow, where do I start with this rich chapter….I’ll just focus on the first thing the LORD showed me:

Vs 1….“When the people saw”—

The children of Israel where acting on what they “thought” they could “see”. Often times we think that nothing is happening…because we can’t see it…but with God….even when it looks like nothing is happening… …..something is happening.

We can have the eyes of our face wide open, but the eyes of our soul’s shut tight. What we need is “Sight for our Soul” …Moses wasn’t dead, God hadn’t forgotten them. At the same time they were losing hope, God was laying out a plan for not only their life….but all those who would come after them. There is something in our fleshly nature that compels us to want to see and touch before we believe and trust. But God says 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. I love how the New Living Translation puts it: "That is why we live by believing and not by seeing." 2 Corinthians 5:7

2 Corinthians 4:8 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but
what is unseen is eternal.

God bless your evening, Sharon

"Mountain Top Experience"

Exodus 34 "Mountain Top Experience"

Have you ever had a mountain-top experience with God? When we encounter God on the "mountain top" ...when He meets us in a powerful way, it is meant to transform us. And when we come off the mountain we should be changed not only in what we know and what we feel, but in what we do.

In Mark chapter 9, Jesus' disciples had a mountain top experience. Jesus had been teaching the disciples about the suffering that was to come at the cross, and then He invites Peter, James and John to come with Him to the mountain. Mark 9:2 says: "He brought them up on a high mountain by themselves, and He was transfigured before them." The word transfigured means, "metamorphosed" = changed into another form. Jesus was changed right before them...His glory was revealed to them.

When we look at the parallel passage in Luke, we learn that Jesus didn't tell the disciples what was going to happen up on the mountain...all He said was, "Let's go pray" (Luke 9:28). And they did pray, but look what happened. What this tells us.....Mountain top experiences often come from the regular spiritual disciplines of our lives.

Do we want to be changed....."Let's go pray"....Let's go study....Let's go worship!!!

God bless your evening! Sharon