“Shiny” by Kirk Hunt
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.
Exodus 34: 30, 33 (KJV)
The cowering men were the senior leadership of Israel. They individually commanded the respect and obedience of hundreds of thousands of men and women. They personally witnessed God’s miracles in Egypt. You would think they could hold their ground against one man.
Despite all of their experience and station, they were not ready. They were not prepared for Moses’ appearance. They were not prepared for Moses to be shiny.
Moses spent time with God. Alone on the mountain, Moses spent time face-to-Shekinah with God. The result should not have been a surprise to anyone.
There’s lots of excellent reasons for you to spend time with God. Worship. Prayer. Devotion. Empowerment.
Whatever your reasons for spending time with Him, one side-effect is that you will begin to reflect His glory. No one spends time with God and comes away the same. God’s glory can rub off on those who seek Him.
After 40 days in God’s Presence, Moses got some glory on him. Especially his face. Isn’t time you got shiny?
Think: God’s glory can reflect in my life, if I spend time with Him.
Pray: “Father-God, help me to spend time with You so I can reflect Your Glory.”
Copyright © February 2011, Kirk Hunt