Heading North For Winter

There it’s warm and sunny

Exodus 34:1-35

Reference: “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.” ‭Exodus‬ ‭34:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: Living in the south of Australia our winters can be very cold. While we don’t get snow often in the cities we do get a lot of rain and maximum temperatures in the low teens.

The popular activity for winter holidays is to fly a few thousand kilometres to the north of Australia. There it’s warm and sunny and you question why you ever decided to live in the south!

You can always tell the people who have gone north for winter. They’re the ones with suntans in the middle of July!

Not only is their glow from being well rested but from getting some delightful sunshine on their face. Just by looking at someone’s face you can tell where they’ve been.

Application: This was the case for Moses.  Every time he went into God’s presence, his face would glow. The rest of the people could physically tell when Moses had been with God.

I wonder if people would be able to tell when we’ve been with God? When we spend time with God we are reminded of our calling and the hope we find in Him. While our outer appearance may not change, our outlook on life may.

That’s why it’s so important to put time aside for God every single day. In Him we find our purpose, direction and acceptance.

Prayer: Lord, as we draw near to You may we hear Your voice and acknowledge Your direction for our lives. Amen.

How will you spend time with God today?

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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.