August 25, 2010

Elmo? Baseball? Elmo? Baseball?

Grant is persistent to say the least. He is constantly asking to watch Elmo or baseball on TV. Since his TV viewing time is very limited, Grant is often disappointed with my answer. But that doesn't stop him from asking - over and over and over again. At times it amuses me, other times it frustrates me. You would think he would get the point after a while but he continues to look at me with great hope and ask once more. You should see his face. It's hard to resist sometimes. I can't help but think of Moses' persistence in asking to see God. God finally says yes (Exodus 33:12-21). Well, sort of. Moses got to see the back of God because, as God said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live". The presence of God is so powerful that to actually see God's face would have the consequence of death. How many times do I ask to see God? How often do I make an effort to meet God and spend time with Him? It needs to be daily. Amidst the circus I call life, I need to make a better effort to meet with God every day. In fact, it says later in the next chapter, Moses spent so much time with God that his face literally began to shine. It was so bright he had to wear a veil. Incredible! I want to have a face that shines with God's glory - to reflect God in my thoughts and actions. Someday, I hope, to be a shiny person too. :)

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August 25, 2010

Elmo? Baseball? Elmo? Baseball?

Grant is persistent to say the least. He is constantly asking to watch Elmo or baseball on TV. Since his TV viewing time is very limited, Grant is often disappointed with my answer. But that doesn't stop him from asking - over and over and over again. At times it amuses me, other times it frustrates me. You would think he would get the point after a while but he continues to look at me with great hope and ask once more. You should see his face. It's hard to resist sometimes. I can't help but think of Moses' persistence in asking to see God. God finally says yes (Exodus 33:12-21). Well, sort of. Moses got to see the back of God because, as God said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live". The presence of God is so powerful that to actually see God's face would have the consequence of death. How many times do I ask to see God? How often do I make an effort to meet God and spend time with Him? It needs to be daily. Amidst the circus I call life, I need to make a better effort to meet with God every day. In fact, it says later in the next chapter, Moses spent so much time with God that his face literally began to shine. It was so bright he had to wear a veil. Incredible! I want to have a face that shines with God's glory - to reflect God in my thoughts and actions. Someday, I hope, to be a shiny person too. :)
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