“And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.”
The Ten Commandments had been given to Moses:
“The people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.”
When people witness the Power and Presence of God, they react. Unlike Firemen and Policemen, most run away. The Lord would have us emulate Moses.
“Moses drew near.”
Saints, God wants us to be like Moses. He wants us to desire more of God, to desire to draw near.
In the Church where I play piano, the thing I miss most, is just singing God’s Word in true praise.
Yes, the simple tunes that lift up the Lord, that we can meditate on, forget ourselves, that cause us to concentrate on the Lord, and His Word.
We can then enter into His Presence. Where He inhabits the Praise of His people.
When we sing:
Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
This tells Him, I need You, I look for You in my life, I lift up my concerns, my problems, diligently, daily. I will look up to You and listen for Your answer.
I long for Your direction. Your place in my heart, is sacred.
Psalm 91:1-2 (KJV)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
This lifts up the Lord, tells Him who His is in our lives. Tells Him we love, trust, rely on, desire to be with Him.
Psalm 84:11-12 (KJV)
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”
This again lifts up God, tells Him we know all that is good in life comes from Him, that we desire to walk with Him. Trust in Him.
Saints, for me this is the easiest way to get into the Presence of the Lord. Singing His Word, to Him. He watches over His Word to preform it.
We need, God desires, that we desire to draw near to Him. In Praise that leads to Worship.
By lifting Him up, we humble ourselves, we bow to Him, we learn to Worship in Spirit and in Truth. Amen