Slightly Obsessed #181 "The Moment before the Moment of Revelation"
by Pamela Thorson on 2017-04-26 11:26:22

SPONSORED




“God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’  Then He said, ‘Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’  He said also, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.” -Exodus 3:4-6

“So they were saying to Him, ‘Who are You?’ Jesus said to them, ‘What have I been saying to you from the beginning?’” -John 8:25

Charlton Heston once told the story of meeting a young couple who were ardent fans of his. Gushing at the sight of the famous movie star, they breathlessly announced that they had named their son after him.

“Don’t tell me you named that poor child Charlton,” he protested.

“Oh, no,” they replied. “We named him Moses.”

The movie Ten Commandments famously depicted the rise, fall, and restoration of the Hebrew man who would one day lead his people out of Egypt. Set afloat as a baby in a basket to escape the wrath of Egypt, Moses was found by an Egyptian princess and unwittingly restored to his family to be raised as royalty. He was a man with a foot in two worlds, and his choice to follow the faith of his birth family cost him a king’s inheritance.

But it gained him an eternal one.

Moses had likely been taught about his Hebrew roots as he grew with his real mother. He knew the belief system and traditions of his people. He had learned about God. But in the one moment that God revealed Himself to Moses in the desert, his world was shaken by a divine force so beautiful, and yet so alien, that Moses was afraid even to look at Him. This God was no ancient tribal fairy tale. Who was He?

Thousands of years later, the disciples would be confronted again by the shining, the bush that burned and yet was not consumed. They followed the man, but the force of the authority in Him, the beautiful, yet alien nature that He displayed, often left them bewildered. This man was no mere rebel. Who was He?

I faced this question many years ago when I first began reading the Bible. One by one, my preconceived ideas of God fell before His majesty and mystery as He revealed Himself to me. And in the years since, as I have learned to walk with Him and trust Him and live in the abundance of His grace, I have bowed in awe of this powerful and wise Sovereign. In the complex world around me and the vast universe above me, I see the work of a profound intelligence. The more I know Him, the more I am humbled by just how little I still understand of my Creator and King.

Who is He? He is more than we will ever fathom on this side of the sun. One day, we will know and understand Him fully. Until then, we live in trust, awed by His faithfulness to us in these moments before the moment of His revelation.






About Pamela Thorson:
Pamela Thorson is a licensed practical nurse, author, and full-time caregiver. She pioneered in the homeschooling movement from 1982-2006 and authored her first book, Song in the Night, in 2008. Her second book, Out from the Shadows: 31 Devotions for the Weary Caregiver, released in 2014. She resides in the Northwest with her family.

Connect with Pamela Thorson:
Website: http://www.pamthorson.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialpamthorson
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pamelathorson







Recent Articles
Slightly Obsessed #199: Let No One Take Your Song

If nothing else good should happen to us except salvation, it is enough to fill our every moment with His praise.
Slightly Obsessed 198: When There is No Way Forward

I can’t tell you what the room looked like, or who was in it besides myself, my husband, our eldest son, some strangers, and the doctor in charge of the unit in which our middle son lay on life support. Kevin had been injured during a trip to Canada, and we...
Slightly Obsessed #197: The Thief at Your Door

Trouble comes in waves, hitting you when you least expect it. In the shadows of the mayhem that descends upon you on any given day, a thief lurks at your door.
Slightly Obsessed #196: Is Your God Too Small?

Across the United States, nature has been on a rampage. A series of earthquakes, fires, hurricanes,
Slightly Obsessed #195: What Is the Apocalypse?

The Long Range Weather Forecast published by The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2017 accurately predicted a bitter winter last year, which dumped so much snow on the country that it inspired the Snowpocalypse festival in Milwaukee, Snowpocalypse survivor badges in Boise, and its own Twitter hashtag #snowmageddon. In keeping with our national compulsion to turn every personal victory or trial into a meme, we can now add -mageddon or -pocalypse to a catastrophe for an over-the-top event to post on our favorite social media outlet.
Slightly Obsessed #194 Heaven Is Calling: More than an Angel

The question is rhetorical, with God assuming the reader will understand that the answer is, “There is no angel whom the Lord has called His Son.” This passage is one meant to address the dilemma posed to the first century Christians, but it is one whom every person must answer in his own heart:




More Content from CMADDICT
REVIEW
Echoes
Matt Maher

Release Date: September 29, 2017
Reviewer: Michael Tackett
Rating: TBD stars
MUSIC VIDEO
Jesus Culture - Love Has A Name (Studio Version) ft. Kim Walker-Smith

2017-10-12 12:06:39
NEWS
TIM LOVELACE APPEARS ON WSM-AM AND CCM VIDEO IN SUPPORT OF NEW DVD/CD

Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2017) Comedian/musician, Tim Lovelace, made a quick trip to Nashville recently with an appearance on WSM’s “Coffee, Country & Cody” and a videotaping for CCM Magazine.
FREE DOWNLOAD
For Your Kingdom
Higher Vision

Album: For Your Kingdom
Genre: Worship


Social Media





Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved · CMADDICT.com