I took time out to reflect on my walk with the Lord and realized that I honestly desire to walk closer with Him. Not that I do not have a close relationship with the Lord but there is a stronger, deeper hunger and thirst for His presence. A close heart to heart and knitted unity in the spirit with the Lord is what I intimately long for. There is a strong desire for a deeper walk with the Lord. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled Matthew 5:6.
I took stock of where I have been (past), where I am (present) and where I am going (future) being fully aware that I am on a journey. For every journey there is a destination and it is the Lord’s desire to walk with us during the journey so that His purposes would be fulfilled in our lives.
A deeper walk with the Lord starts with a passionate desire of choosing to walk in obedience and total surrender to Him. The deeper you walk with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit the more sacrifices you have to make to remain closely knitted to Him with the help of the Holy Spirit. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you James 4:8a. Draw nearer to Him and He would draw closer to you.
Moses had a deeper walk with the Lord. The Lord spoke face to face to Moses (Exodus 33:11a). Due to the children of Israelites disobedience, the Lord chose not to go with them to the promise land rather He promised to send His angel to drive out the Canaanites. And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.” Exodus 33:2-3
Moses was willing to surrender everything for the Lord to go with them to the promise land. Moses interceded on behalf of the Israelites to find favour in His sight so that His presence would go with them (Exodus 33:13-14). Moses desired strongly to know and understand the Lord’s way especially in the journey ahead. For a deeper walk with the Lord, you need to understand His ways, His character and this can be achieved by intimacy with the Lord in prayers, meditating on the word, fellowshipping and worship.
And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
When you walk with the Lord, He gives you rest, peace that surpasses all understanding and joy. His presence shall always be with you, no matter what whether in the fiery furnace, or the stormy rain, He shall never leave you nor forsake you.
The Lord’s desire is for you to come closer to Him. He longs for a deeper level of intimacy with Him. He wants a closer proximity with His beloved Sons and Daughters . Moses, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up the mountain to experience Him. And they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity. 11 But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank Exodus 24:10-11
Then the Lord said to Moses come up higher, as He wanted to reveal His plans, purposes and desires (Exodus 24:12). The same way He called Moses to go up higher to the mountain, He longs for us to come closer to Him. Moses went with Joshua his assistant and he told the others to wait for them there until they came back while he went further up (Exodus 24: 13-15).
We can never get enough of His presence. Moses went up further into the mountain where it was only him and the Lord. Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain Exodus 24:15. The closer the walk with the Lord the more confident He is revealing His secret plans and His heart desires to us.
It is time to take a deeper closer walk with the Lord and permit Him to speak to you heart to heart, spirit to spirit in one accord. It is a journey and you have to start somewhere. Why don’t you start now to take little steps of faith, love and intimacy with the Lord.
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