Being On The Mountain

This morning, while having my quiet time, I realized something.

I was sitting at my desk.

Reading. Writing.


I’m reading about Moses’ journey to the top of Mount Sinai. When God’s covenant with the people of Israel was being confirmed. 

I will not go through the details of the story because I want you to read it yourself. It's in the book of Exodus, chapter 24.

In the passage, God tells Moses to go to the top of the mountain. And stay there.

I was intrigued.

I imagine Moses was like “um, okay God, you’re the boss.”

It seems like he didn’t get the point right away.

God doesn’t want him to just go on top of the mountain, then start thinking about what to do next.

He doesn’t want him to worry about how he is going to get down.

Doesn’t want him to worry whether he failed to put out the fire at his tent before leaving.

Doesn’t want him to spend his time in perpetual planning.

Or perpetual worry.

Or perpetual whatever.

Instead, God wants Moses to be with Him. Enjoy the moment.

God wants to spend time with him and take pleasure in his company.

Just the two of them.

How incredible is that?

So many times in life you have been too busy to even hear from God.

To go on top of the mountain, and stay there with Him for awhile.

So many pressures, so many cares of this world.

You can talk to Him and be in the moment.

I’m not saying don’t plan, que sera sera.

Just enjoy the planning process with Him.

I’m not saying don’t think about the future and hate the past.

Just enjoy contemplating on the future, and learning from the past.

It’s not all bad.

I’m not saying don’t do anything anymore with your time.

Just remember to every day be on the mountain.

And stay there for awhile.