Many followers of Christ live in chaos; not knowing what God wants for their lives.
God isn’t holding out, trying to hide His will from us, but He does require a bit of action.
Our part? Seek Him, His Word, and let our focus be “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
God had a plan for Moses. Besides delivering the people out of Egypt, he the one who would oversee the building of the tabernacle; the place where God and man could meet together.
The Lord called Moses to meet with Him on the mountain, where He laid out the whole plan and pattern before His servant.
He emphasized to Moses: “And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain.” (Exodus 25:40 ESV)
Whether we need wisdom, direction, or anything else, we can find it on the mountain. That special place where we get alone with God and His word and discover His patterns and plans for our lives.
“The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.” (Psalm 25:14 NASB)
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29 NASB)
Throughout God’s word we find a couple of keys to discovering His will-desire it more than your own, and don’t settle for anything less.
It takes effort and planning to get away to the mountain to meet with God. But wouldn’t it be worth it?
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5 NASB)
The word “ask” doesn’t refer to some kind of, “Oh, by the way, I almost forgot…will you give me wisdom?”, request.
No, it means to hunger for, crave, greatly and earnestly desire above all else…
In other words, “If any of you are falling short, not knowing exactly what to do in a particular situation, if your wisdom is inferior and won’t stand up to the task, then let him put all he has into finding out from God what he should do.”
It’s not a spare time activity. It’s a prime time, do it NOW kind of effort.
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.” (Isaiah 2:3 ESV)
The pattern, the answer, is found on the mountain.
What you and I need can and will be found in the Presence of the Lord.