Based on Biblical Text: Exodus 24:12:
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
I think we have reached a point where our spiritual vision has gotten lazy. What I mean is, I think we have a problem understanding the things of God because we don’t take the time to distance ourselves from our troubles and get alone with God. We need to put some distance between our troubles and take the time to be one on one with God. The truth is that we tend to confine the truth of our own finite understanding, and in doing so, we limit the Divine to what we know.
The question for us is, when was the last time we stretched the limits of our understanding of God? The truth of the matter is, many of us are muddling our way along this Christian walk, hoping to make it on what we learned of God when we were at our mother’s knee or in Sunday School. If we were asked to recite a scripture verse from memory, a lot of us would quickly respond with, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me.” Some of us would still use that old familiar “Jesus wept.”
Unless we have the Spirit of God in us, we have no might within and no means without to battle our storms. We will be like an unfinished building with no roof on it. We can attempt to live in it, but storms will keep raining on us. In order to put a roof on our faith, we have to get alone with God.
It is a fact that nothing can come out of us that has not been deposited in us. In other words, it is a requirement that we receive before we can give. We must be equipped for our task. We are on a journey and what we do to equip ourselves for our journey will largely determine our success or failure. Before God sends us out to do the work He has purposed for us, He first wants to equip us. The equipping process must include time alone with God. If we would be all the Lord would have us to be, we must first be willing to develop a probing, venturesome theology that solicits God’s wisdom above all else.
If we are to be all the Lord would have us to be, we must get alone with Him. We must develop an open line of communication with Jesus that will, in time, reveal His purpose for our life, and give us new direction. We must refrain from putting a time limit on God and just get alone with Him and learn of Him.
We cannot fight the good fight unless we get to know the Battleaxe. We will have a problem telling the story until we have spent time with the Author and Finisher of our faith. We will be unable to face our storms without our ship’s Captain. There is no way to expect light in the midst of our darkness, unless we spend time with the Bright and Morning Star.