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Radiant Glory

I think of those times that I feel as though God is right there in front of me. I think how wonderful those times can be. It’s a feeling like nothing else. It’s a presence that you cannot deny. Maybe it’s happened to you in worship or in an encounter with Jesus. Wherever it may have been, hopefully you know what I am talking about. It’s a moment of goosebumps and a joy that can only come from God. It’s not the same as finding out you get to leave work 15 minutes early, or that you just got a free drink at Starbucks, it’s a feeling that can only be described as “supernatural”.

The Old Testament tells about a story of a man who came near to God. In fact God came so close that it left a mark on his face. It was evident to every person. While Moses had just encountered God, he did not know that his appearance was different to the Israelite’s. He came and continued on with his work as though nothing had happened. How sad is it that even someone like Moses could encounter God and not even know that He had been changed.

What would happen if God came so close to you or I and we hadn’t realized just how its changed us? What does that say about you and me?

I love singing praises every Sunday with the congregation. I love singing in my car, worshipping God by reading His word and seeking Him in prayer. How am I changing though? Every time I walk down that mounting from seeking God, have I changed? Do people notice something different about me?

After Moses walked down the mountain it says that Aaron and the other Israelites were afraid to approach him. I love that! Moses face was so radiant that he needed to put a veil over his face. He only removed it when he returned into the presence of God. It’s kind of like when you walk by someone who’s wearing too much perfume, even many minutes later you can smell the lingering scent in your nostrils. His radiant face continued and everyone knew it

Think about this next time you spend some time with God. How is He changing you to be a “radiant light”  or maybe an “aroma” to others. 2 Corinthians 2:15 says, Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life. (the Message). Read that carefully and see what we have been called to by Christ.

How is God changing you when you are with him? He is forming you into something that can only be described as “supernatural”. He is molding you into something more like Himself. He is drawing you closer and closer to Him and calling us to be an aroma that others simply cannot deny.

So whether its a lingering aroma or a radiant glory you are exhibiting, give God glory for the wonderful things He does in our lives. Be aware of the encounters you have with God so when people ask how you have changed, you can simply say that it’s God!

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  1. October 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I feel, the love that Osho talks about, maybe is a kind of pure love beyond the mundane world, which is full of divinity and caritas, and overflows with Buddhist allegorical words and gestures,
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