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Monday, August 30, 2010

Leaving Egypt Behind

Scripture: Exodus 19:10, The Lord also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments.”

Consecrate them. Prepare them. Warn them.

If they touch even the border of the mountain, they will perish, including the animals. Israel readied themselves for God’s own Presence; a holiness so pure, boundaries needed to be set for protection.

Covered by Christ’s blood, sin cleansed, curtain opened into the inner chamber of communion with God. We are invited by love to personal access, private prayer in God’s Presence.

Inspiring, awesome holiness. A place to be refined. His touch burns dross, buries, self, beautifies character. His fire flares through our souls.

Consume the casual, hasty manner in me, Lord, that I might enter Your Presence with respect. Forgive my off-hand attitude and forgetfulness at the price of this gift. May I reflect on Your words with consideration, with obedience, with commitment.

Psalm of Worship: Psalm 63:2

Thus I have beheld Thee in the sanctuary,

To see Thy power and Thy glory.

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