P2: Moses Asked, “Show Me Your Glory”

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I came into my family room just like every other day, opened my macbook, turned on one of my newest worship albums, sat down to write this message, felt compelled to reread yesterdays blog first… so happy I did.

Now I sit here alone, but I am not alone. God is here, He is close. This moment feels like a thousand million butterflies rushing through a tiny channel of goose pimple sensors! It’s like the tears falling from a fathers eyes as he gives away his daughters hand in marriage. This moment is so precious, so indescribable.

God is tangible. He longs to be felt! God never pushes himself on anyone. He just waits, and waits… for one of us to make Him our chief desire. And when we do, it really doesn’t take much for us to draw Him in close.

When I think about the obsessive things we do… the energies we expend running after physical desires. When I consider how much time and money we use up to taste the temporary. We are out of our minds for pursuing God so lightly.

What if we desired Him as we desire money, or fame, or pleasure? What if we obsessed about Him as we obsess for romance, or hobbies, or any other earthly thing? Could we know Him like Moses knew Him?

Exodus 33:12-18 NLT

One day Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Take these people up to the Promised Land.’ But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. You have told me, ‘I know you by name, and I look favorably on you.’ If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor. And remember that this nation is your very own people.”

The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”

Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.”

The Lord replied to Moses, “I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.”

Moses responded, “Then show me your glorious presence.”

And God did show Moses His glorious presence. God did just as He promised. He personally went with Moses. And everyone knew it! There was no wondering if Moses belonged to God. There was no wondering if God existed as long as Moses was alive. Moses carried God’s glory on his person! When people encountered Moses, they oftentimes encountered God.

Call me a crazy person if you will, but I sometimes feel just like Moses felt… just like it!

I see the cloud, I step in
I want to see Your glory as Moses did
Flashes of light, rolls of thunder


I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid


Show me Your glory, show me Your glory
Show me Your glory, show me Your glory

Verse 2:

I’m awed by Your beauty, lost in Your eyes
I want to walk in Your presence like Jesus did
Your glory surrounds me and I’m overwhelmed


I long to look on the face of the One that I love
Long to stay; in Your presence is where I belong


Oh how we love You, oh how we love You
Oh how we love You, Jesus

I’m posting the Jesus Culture (Show Me Your Glory) videos from yesterday… one more time, to give everyone the chance for something deeper.



I just finished praying for you all. Make this a most triumphant day! With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!


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3 thoughts on “P2: Moses Asked, “Show Me Your Glory”

  1. Awesome blog today Paator. I am at work & only have a minute but this blog is so encouraging & I needed it today!! Thabk you!!

    • Thanks Elaine, last night I was thinking that the days I receive the lowest amount of comments are the days I write my deepest messages. It's so strange really. I can blog about popcorn and get 30 comments, but when I blog about God's glory… zero or one. Even with the stats… the numbers are way down on days when I write about deep spiritual things. That means that people are less inclined to click on the twitter or facebook announcement when the title is more spiritual. I hate that, because to me, these past two blogs have been my recent favorites. When I read them, I am compelled to roll over on my knees and pray. I feel surrounded…

      Oh well, I'll just keep mixing it up and speak various levels of messages to the various kinds of people out there… wishing for the day when the whole world craves for these deeper spiritual conversations. I long for the day that I'm able to post a tweet that says, "Blog: Show Me Your Glory" and a hundred thousand people rush to it like a starving nation at a food drop.

      Have a super day Elaine… and everyone else! Love you all…

  2. I have also noticed this. It is sad that people don't jump in on these! I pray that they will soon realize the great power these blogs have to make a huge difference in their lives! Aw always it was a great blog and helped me out tremendously! Love you guys! Hope to visit soon!