A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have. Dwight L Moody
When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.”
One day, when Moses had led his father-in-law’s flock to the back of the desert, he came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There, he saw a flame of fire coming out from a bush but the bush was not burnt. As he drew closer to see this amazing sight, he heard God calling his name, not once but twice.
Just like Moses, all of us are called to salvation; that is our first call. As the Lord takes us through His refining process, He will call again; the second call is to His service.
In the case of Moses, when God called him to His service, He revealed Himself from the burning bush and told Moses to remove his sandals because he was standing on holy ground. Moses not only removed his sandals, but also covered his face because he was afraid to look upon God.
His divine presence, which is brighter than the sun, is able to reveal and expose all our hidden thoughts and motives. As we surrender our lives in response to His second call, we need to come before Him in honesty and sincerity, without any masks or pretense.
Only as we are covered by the blood of Jesus and guided by His Holy Spirit, can we walk boldly into the presence of the Father in the Holy of Holies.
I thank You for this morning. I want nothing but Your presence. Let Your presence be my guide today. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo & Manju