“But you stay here with Me so that I may give you all the commands, decrees and laws you are to teach…”
These words were spoken to Moses by the Lord. One of the commentaries says that Moses was a “type” of Christ, standing as mediator between the people and God. I would challenge us to think about this…we, too, are mediators as we intercede in the Name of Jesus for His Kingdom to come into the lives of those around us.
But even more than the thought of being a “mediator”, this verse speaks to me about God’s desire for me and for you to come away with Him so that He can instruct, motivate and inspire us. Each member of His Kingdom has a “God-assignment” and I don’t believe that we can adequately know or carry out our assignment with out pulling out of our busy lives. We must heed the Lord’s command: “you stay here with Me…: in order to receive His instructions.
Our times with the Lord will bear tangible fruit as we speak to others about the Lord. C.H. Spurgeon said, “Men and women should see and listen to us and understand that we have been with Jesus, and have learned from him; they should see that there is something in us which could not have been there if it were not for the Son of God; a temper, a spirit, a course of life, which could not have come by nature but must have been created in us through grace which has been received from him in whom dwells a fullness of grace, even our Lord Jesus Christ.”
It is enough for me to know that if I follow the Lord’s command to “stay here with Me…” I will come away bearing more of His Image.. If that was the only thing, that would be more than enough! But I know there is so much more! I know that the Lord wants to give me instructions and directives so that I can complete my “God-assignment” here. That excites me tremendously and I hope it excites you, too!
So my challenge to you is this: Will you give the Lord some “sacred space” today in the midst of your busy schedule?
Prayer: Lord, I know that you desire for me to tarry in Your presence so that I can receive Your instructions and inspiritation and empowerment. Help me to step away from the “noise” in my world and to take some time to be with You.