Exodus 33:11-14

Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.When Moses turned again into the camp, his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent. Moses said to the LORD, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Look at these two phrases, "as a man speaks to his friend" and "please show me your ways." To be open and transparent in my relationship with a colleague is both the ultimate mark of friendship and the proof of existence. Moses was asking the LORD, God, the Almighty to fully reveal Himself fully. Moses hungered for an intimate relationship with the LORD.

Remember the frightened shepherd of Ex. 3:4-6? Now he is entering into an intense relationship with the LORD, God, the Almighty. He is entering into the fear of the LORD.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 30

Mid-day: 119:65-72

Evening: Psalm 105

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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