OCTOBER 26: DESIROUS

DESIROUS

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"And he said, 'I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory.'"
Exodus 33:18
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Desirous -An intentional impulse that yearns to be satisfied.
-To crave or to wish for something to an extreme.
-An excessive factor of "wantability."
Moses desired more of God and so he went after more of God.
With calculated, determined intentionality, Moses approached God and laid bare his desire to see Him, behold Him, and be near Him.
Mmmm ....
Moses makes the soul crave desperately.
Three virtues of Moses:
Intentional, Desirous, Humble.
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Today's Read: Exodus 33-34; Psalm 63
The beauty of desirability observed in Moses' request displays an off-the-charts intimate relationship that took place between a mortal man and an immortal God.
Moses just seems so extraordinarily "unordinary" in his want and his hunger for more of Him.
How did this come to be ... and what led this individual to put forth such a unique and personal request?
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From his earliest days, Moses was earmarked for an unordinary life:
-The little Hebrew baby taken into the arms of the Pharoah's daughter, and nurtured by Israel's arch enemy, would one day act as a "deliverer" and extension of God's arm in liberation from its hold.
-The young Hebrew man and beneficiary of preferential treatment in the palace would arrive at a station in the wilderness, seeking refuge from a murder he'd committed. Eventually he would, himself, become a refuge and a "redeemer" of sorts for many.
-The man who married a foreigner preacher's daughter and raised sheep for him in the Sinai wildnerness would play the pivotal role of shepherding God's sheep and lead His people Israel through its barren landscape.
-The man who spent 40 years "alone" growing familiar with desolate landscapes and people called foreigners ...
Would witness a bush burning and the sure flame of God Almighty.
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Hmmm ...
Moses was special from the get-go,
Even when he didn't see it;
Even when 40 years had passed and the chapters of his life were an uneventful read about sheep raids and hot sleepless nights.
God was there:
Preparing his man,
Orchestrating a plan ...
With the distinct hand of redemption all about him.
Moses was a holy, hand-picked, God chosen child.
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I think it's fair to say, that at the end of the day, those who look mysteriously odd in certain seasons, display the "air of God" for God's own reasons ...
in His own time.
The inspirational "read" of Moses dictates the directional desire of the soul in want of "more" of Him.
That soul shall find more of Him.
A few shall see the burning bush,
A few shall turn aside;

A few shall ask for glimpse of God;
And a few shall there abide.

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"And the Lord said, 'Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: and 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.'"
Exodus 33:21-22