..Moses did this. Moses, if you remember, murdered a man and then ran to the desert and remained there for 40 years. In that time I believe God was humbling Moses to prepare him for his calling. In Numbers 12:3 it says at that time, “Moses was a very humble man, more so than anyone on the face of the earth.” The Bible says that God communicated with the Prophets, during this time, through visions, dreams and riddles but not with Moses. With Moses God would speak to him face to face. Which meant Moses so pleased God, as he humbled himself, that He turned the head of God. It prepared him to walk into his calling. That calling was supernatural in nature. It was gonna take a strength that Moses wouldn’t have the ability to exert on his own. I’m sure it was beyond anything that he could imagine himself needing or even having.
As you read throughout Exodus and Numbers Moses went into the Presence of God time and time again to make intercession for individuals, and God’s people as a whole, asking for forgiveness, mercy or help. Moses went to the outskirts of the location where the people were, to meet with God. He had to inconvenience himself by leaving his location to go to a place he knew God was going to show up, in the Tent of Meeting or on a mountain. He would spend a lot of time basking in God’s presence, getting strengthened, having sweet fellowship with God.
In Numbers 12 Marium and Aaron spoke harshly against Moses, behind his back. Maybe it was because they were jealous of Moses’ fellowship with the Lord. Maybe they wanted, deep down, a sweet time with God themselves and because of that they slandered Moses. As a result, Marium was hit with Leprosy. She went to Moses to defend her in front of God and he being humble enough stepped up and asked God to not hold that sin against her. He pleaded with God to heal her.
Who does that? Sets aside his pride and genuinely pleads for the mercy for his so called “enemy”. It is someone who sees the spirit behind the person acting out against them. Someone who loves their enemies. Someone who is full of God. Someone who truly loves his brother as himself.
What about you? Do you see this as something you could aim for in your life? If so, you would reap blessing incomprehensible in your life because you went after whats most important. Take God as His Word. He doesn’t lie (Numbers 23:19). What His Word is sent to do it always accomplishes (Isaiah 55:11).
“…In every relationship, each of you must wrap around yourself the apron of a humble servant. Because: God resists you when you are proud but multiplies grace and favor when you are humble. If you bow low in God’s awesome presence, He will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in His hands” (1 Peter 5:5b-6, TPT).
What inconveniences would you have to reach sweet fellowship with God Almighty? Under the new Covenant we are privileged to be in, how much more will we get by pleasing God internally? Its a goal. Its a thought. Make it an action today. It takes one step of faith at a time…dieing to ourselves daily (1 Corinthians15:31).
“Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you… The fountain of your pleasure is found in the sacrifice of my shattered heart before you. You will not despise my tenderness as I humbly bow down at your feet” (Ps 51:10, 17, TPT)
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