TIME ALONE WITH GOD
‘…he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.’ Exodus 34:29
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine… Remember singing that song in Sunday school? If you don’t, just picture a bunch of kids singing loudly and holding pretend candles in the air. That’s pretty much what you missed. It may be a simple song for children, but it’s still relevant today.
Let’s look at Exodus 34:29-31. God called Moses up Mount Sinai for forty days to show him the Ten Commandments. ‘When Moses came down from Mount Sinai…he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them.’ Moses spent time in God’s presence and it changed him: his face radiated with God’s presence.
When we spend time with God and determine to learn from Him like Moses did, people will see a difference in us. It might make them nervous at first because we act and look different, but when we spend time with God, Paul wrote that ‘…Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky…’ (Philippians 2:15 ).
Now you don’t have to go full Moses and live up a mountain forty days or so. But regularly spending time with God and learning from Him will transform you.