.The tabernacle which the Lord had instructed the people to build is now finished. Moses set everything in place just as the Lord asked, beginning with the ark of the testimony first... setting aside a place for God in the middle first, then building the rest around it. And God made His presence known to all... filling the tabernacle with His glory; the weight of His divine being.
This too, is how we should consider our lives. Not squeezing God in somewhere conveniently after all is said and done. Rather at the beginning... setting aside a place and time for Him in the middle of our life, at the center; building the rest upon this firm foundation. And God will be certain to make His presence know to us... filling us with His glory... blessing us with His favor and grace.
And sometimes I say... "So why was Moses unable to enter in?" Because I often get a bit concerned that if God's presence fills my life, there may not be any room for me.... right? Oh, if I could only be a bit more like Moses.
Moses KNEW God.... from the fire that did not consume the bush when he was first asked to remove his sandals (Exodus 3:5), through all the wonders in Egypt, to seeing Him pass by the cleft of the rock (Exodus 33:21-23). I have a pretty good feeling Moses knew when to step out of the way and let God be God, while he still got to be Moses.
God is never looking to take away who we are. He made us. He is not looking to take away any of that. He is only looking to fill us fully with His glory so that we can be the best version of us... the one He fully intended. And that happens when we step out of the way, like Moses and let Him do what He does best.
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