I think we would be surprised how few people would say that the church is where they connect with God best
Reference: v.20 The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up (TNIV Bible)
Explore: We all have a place where we connect with God best. While we call the church building, the ‘House of God,’ I think we would be surprised how few people would say that is where they connect with God best. I certainly enjoy church, and have a connection to God when I’m worshipping Him in a community, but if I really want to commune with God I will go for a walk outside on my own. This is where I’m free from distraction and able to really flesh out my thoughts with God. Other people find their bedrooms are their best sanctuary, others it’s in their cars, studies, the beach or a secret location they know they wont be disturbed.
Application: When the Lord wanted to speak directly to Moses he would go up onto Mount Sinai. This was not a place anyone could go, but the chosen location that God chose to meet with Moses. Today there is not one place where God is sitting waiting for us, God is everywhere. However, there are places that suit us most to be able to connect with God. The great thing about our personal God is that He is happy to meet with us wherever we are, but if we know there is that place where we can best ‘be still’ then we need to make an effort to go there regularly.
Prayer: Lord, no matter where we may be You are there also. May we make the time to connect with You and commune with You, as there is no greater place to be. Amen.
Where is your Mount Sinai?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.