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.