Monday, March 12, 2018

You Have Only Begun To Show Me

Moses was a man who saw a lot. He had almost missed his destiny by trying to respond to his heart's desire in his own strength. Murder was not a vehicle to freedom. Even though he wanted to help his people, Yahweh had a bigger plan. Moses would become Yahweh's friend a chosen instrument to solidify the people into a nation God had chosen to reveal his glory to the world.

Moses got to speak with Yahweh. He represented him to Pharaoh. The great plagues of Yahweh were brought on Egypt through Moses. He had a front row seat for the divided sea, the manna, the quail, the water from rocks, the cloud representing Yahweh's presence, the giving of the Commandments, the meetings on the mountain, the meetings at the tent, the miraculous death of the rebellious, the budding of Aaron's staff, the correction of Miriam and all of the many things I probably left out. Yet, Moses knew there was even more:

You have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. (Deuteronomy 3:24)

Moses wanted Yahweh to change his mind and allow him into the Promised Land because he knew there was a lot more yet to be manifested concerning Yahweh. He had tasted and seen that God is good, and he wanted more. After all he had experienced he wanted even more.

Today, many of God's children hardly know him. When we have experienced so little of our Lord, how can we have so little desire for more of him? Our Father wants us to know him intimately. He wants us to have the same passion for him as he has for us. So why do we limit what we are willing to have revealed to us about him.

One hour in church.

Sing a few songs.

Politely listen.

Pay our tithes.

For most that is all they experience of Father.

Moses saw the miracles, the provision, heard his voice, experienced a portion of his glory, and so much more and yet he wanted to experience even more.

There is something wrong here.

I am praying that Father will call to us. If he doesn't call we can't respond. It is the Father who calls us to the Son, and it is only by the Son that we can come to Father. I am praying that he calls us today so we have an undying hunger for more of him. I don't want to be satisfied. I don't want to sit down. I don't want to stop until there is no more of his air in my lungs. I want to live Moses' reality:

You have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand.

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