Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A GLORY Moment!

I am always asking God, "Show me Your Glory?" It is a thing that I have with the Lord that He loves to do when I least expect it. Since over a year ago - He has done this on several occasions - and I when He does - it takes my breath away!

  • Exodus 33:17-18, 21-23 NASB

17 The LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name."
18 Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!"

21 Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock;
22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.
23 "Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen." [emphasis mine]

Ever since I read this passage about a year ago in Exodus (33) it has become my favorite chapter in the entire Old Testament. Moses was so thrilled that God finally agreed to have His Presence go with him (and the Israelites) that he begs God (here) to show him His glory. God explains that no one can see the (full) glory of God and live - BUT - he grants Moses' request with certain stipulations (allowing him to see His back).

When God shows His glory (to me, or you, or Moses) it is for one purpose only - to give HIM praise, worship and GLORY!

Tonight as I drove home from my church after my MSP class (Ministerial Studies Program) - I saw the most breathtaking sunset - hanging like a ball of fire in the sky as big as you could imagine. It was one of those "glory moments" that only God does for me because it was backed up with the words of this song (Jeremy Camp's : Give You Glory) blaring in my ears as I caught the first glimpse at the chorus line:

We have raised a thousand voices, just to lift Your holy Name.

And we will raise thousands more to sing, of Your beauty in this place.

When none can even fathom, no not one define Your worth.

As we marvel in Your Presence, to the ends of the earth.

chorus (first glimpse - hearing these words)

We give You GLORY - lifting up our hands singing HOLY!

You alone are WORTHY, we just want to touch Your heart, LORD, touch Your heart!

As we fall down before You, with our willing hearts we seek.

In the greatness of Your GLORY, it's so hard to even speak.

There is nothing we can offer, no nothing can repay,

So we give You all our praises, and lift our voice to say,

"We give You GLORY - lifting up our hands singing HOLY!

You alone are WORTHY, we just want to touch Your heart, LORD, touch Your heart!

Our hope is drenched in You, our faith has been renewed!

WE trust in Your every Word. Nothing else can even measure up to YOU.

We give You GLORY! Lifting up our voices singing HOLY. You alone are WORTHY! We want to touch Your heart, LORD! GLORY!!

I had to pull the car over because the tears rolled down - as my praise went up. It is one of those moments that cannot possibly be written about well enough to give the impact of the moment. I did not worship the "creation" - but rather the CREATOR, GOD - Who alone deserved the GLORY He had so faithfully shown forth in that moment!! The sun represented (to me) God's heart - He allowed me (for just a moment) to touch His heart in praise!


Choosing JOY,


PS: No, I did not have my camera with me this time! It was a "memory moment"!

1 comment:

Rob and Becky said...

Very cool indeed! Praise the Lord!