Sometimes it is good to hear from everyday Christians. The following is from a devotional series, Walking With Jesus, written by the laity of the West Virginia United Methodist Church:
“CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN“
Scripture: Exodus 24:12-18
Sometimes in life we feel distracted. We have a difficult time hearing God’s words that he so dearly wants us to hear. We have our careers, our families and children, time dedicated to our communities and churches, with everything that we carry we can easily get distracted and turn in a different direction than what God has planned for us. Sometimes we need to step aside from everything and climb a mountain to be God. Exodus 24: 16-18 says; “and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. To the Israelites ‘the glory of the Lord’ looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. Then Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights”. We have to remember to look up and see God for all the glory that he truly is. This passage from Exodus reminds us of God’s covenant with his chosen and we are a part of his chosen people because we have chosen Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior but from that we have to make a covenant with God to commit to him truly and fully. We can’t see God’s burning flames of amazing grace unless we step back from the business in our lives to see it.
Let us pray….
Lord God, we thank you for your grace filled word, we thank you for your covenant with us and for us. We pray that as we continue our walk with you that you remind to take time and simply look up to see all that you all and all that you are ready to show us. In Jesus Christ our savior we pray. Amen.
Tiffany Park, Cacapon UMC