The Lord would speak to Moses face to face,
as a man speaks with his friend.
EXODUS 34:6-7 (NIV)
So often during my time in the wilderness, I longed for God to speak to me “face to face” as He did with Moses. I wanted answers. Reassurance. His presence. I wanted a burning bush, a glory-lit meeting, an encounter with God. But He never showed up … or so I thought. When we expect God to move in mighty ways through burning bushes, shaking mountains and pillars of fire, we may miss the gentle, more subtle ways He speaks to us.
So often He entrusts His love for us in far more “approachable” vessels, like the gentle touch of a human hand or the familiar sound of a friend’s voice. God frequently chooses human couriers for His love. Using the kindness, love and compassion of family, friends and even strangers, God did meet me in my wilderness. But not in the way I’d expected.
“So now I am giving you a new commandment:
Love each other.
Just as I have loved you,
you should love one another.
Your love for one another
will prove to the world
that you are my disciples.”
JOHN 13:34-35 (NLT)
On the journey with you,