Pastor Nate Carter

“His Face glowed from being in the presence of God.” – Exodus 34:29, TLB

You can only talk convincingly about the God you know-the one you’ve spent time with. Any other God belongs in a theology book, and you’ll have a hard time selling Him. When Moses came down the mountain, his face shone. He had been in God’s presence and when you’ve been there it shows. It shows in the way you look, the way you walk and talk, the way you treat your family, the way you spend your money, and the way you respond to hurting people. It rubs off!

Most of us are as close to God as we want to be. Think about it. “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you” (James 4:8). How could you possibly be the same when you’ve been with Him? He transforms everything He touches. Listen: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abode under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91 :1 ). He didn’t say “visit” or “drop in if you have time,” He said “dwell.” Take up residence. Move in and set up house. It’s all got to do with your desire. David said, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after” (Psalm 27:4).

Today, make up your mind to rearrange things in your life so that you can spend more time in His presence. If you do, it will show, because it rubs off!