Sunday, May 27, 2012

On the Rock

20And He said, "Thou canst not see My face, for there shall no man see Me and live."

21And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock.

22And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by;

23and I will take away Mine hand, and thou shalt see My back parts, but My face shall not be seen." (Exodus 33:20-23)

The Holy Spirit placed this scripture in my spirit and I have been meditating on it for several weeks. A few weeks ago during a life group meeting one of the members asked how I had managed to stay under the radar as far as the whole dating thing is concerned. I couldn’t respond that night but shortly thereafter I recalled this scripture. I remembered Moses asking  God to see His face.  God's reply is above.

I feel like God is protecting me. That’s been my constant prayer for the past two plus years. Because I lose myself in relationships I begged God to protect me. In other words, when I’m involved in a relationship everything (except the kids) is secondary. I’m secondary. I stop moving. I stop growing. I stop living. I prayed that God would protect me from that and I believe that He has.

I believe that God has placed me on a rock and He has covered me (protected me) while He does his work. When He takes his hand away I’ll be able to see his glory.

None of us can physically see God. All we can see is what God does. It’s like the wind. We can’t see the wind, all we can see is the effect of the wind. I see how God is moving in my life every single day. I know that I have not witnessed his full glory. I’m still on the rock, under his protection but when He takes his hand away watch out.


Anonymous said... it!

Dee in San Diego

TJ said...

The Lord works in mysterious ways, indeed. :)

This One Woman said...

This explains how I feel exactly. I have not dated since my son's father because I lose myself in relationships as well. I want to get to a point where this isn't possible. I know that I have to get closer to God for this not to happen. I needed this this morning :)

BluJewel said...

WOW! What a great post! Brings this hymn to mind..."On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand".

I spoke to something similar to my "lil sis" on Wednesday (hadn't read this post at the time" where we were sharing out being patient and leaning/trust God while we're navigating through relationships.

Thanks for sharing the affirmation that we need God in the midst of what we do in order to remain on the right footing.