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. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.” – Exodus 34:29-30 (NIV)
Imagine you were physically talking to the Almighty God and you hear of a neighbour knocking loudly down at the gate. Do you abruptly stop and excuse yourself to go see what the matter is and return later! Many times we do. Or shouldn’t it be the fact that you are talking to God is so important that the neighbour might as well hold on.
Very often when talking to God in our prayers we allow distractions divide our attention. The phones are on and once they burn bright with someone calling we jump up to chat away. The simplest call must be responded to, urgently, while we put “God on hold”!
The prophet Moses spent a bit of time with God. It was never easy to get away that the people once started pressing on his right hand man Aaron, urging him to let them turn to idol worship because Moses had delayed (Exodus 32:1). And why would Moses delay anyway. It was because once he was in the presence of God he could not tear himself away. Everything counted less.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray that whenever I am in your presence I have undivided attention for You!