“Moses responded, “Then show me your glory.” (Exodus 33:18)
This is the story of Moses on the mountain with God. Moses wanted more of God. He wanted to see more of the glory of God. I know how Moses felt, I want more of God. I want more of God in my life and in my church and in my community. My soul thirsts for God. This thirst for God is all that can bring rest for our soul. When we start thirsting, somehow God finds us. Just as Moses, we must respond, “Then show me your glory.” This needs to be our prayer.
“O God, I have tasted thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me thy glory, I pray thee, that I may know thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ name, Amen” (A.W. Tozer)