Exodus 24:15-18 (ESV)
15 Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. 16 The glory of the Lord dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17 Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. 18 Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain.
Patience is one of those things… so hard to learn it… so hard to practice it faithfully in our daily walk. It’s one of those things I truly wish we didn’t have to learn -- but God requires it of us! As we read in Exodus we see that Moses sat on the mountain for six entire days before the Lord spoke to him. He had to patiently wait for the Lord for six days!
So often we think we can just do as we please with our lives and then come running to God for a few minutes of prayer and get an answer right away but I don’t believe it is always that simple. Even Moses needed to be prepared for six full days in order to be able experience the awesome presence of the Lord! If Moses had to wait six days – then it should not surprise us if we need to wait 60 days, 60 months or even 60 years for the Lord to prepare us to receive His blessing!
Be encouraged! The Lord is preparing us for great things. Spend more time seeking Him and worshiping Him. Keep waiting at His feet. He will meet us! There's so much work to be done.
Dear Lord, as we pray for patience help us to stand firm as we wait. Help us be patient. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.