In Exodus 33 Moses asks to see God. His request seems almost foreign to me at first. But as I thought about it, then it made a little more sense.
In many ways our relationship with God is very personal and private. We have our times of study and devotions, our times of prayer. In these moments we come to know God more and come to know Him more intimately. We seek His guidance, direction, and will for our lives. On some days, His presence is tangible to us – perhaps as we go intensely in prayer before Him. Sometimes we may also experience His presence in a worship experience at church, but often that is private in a sense too. At times we can even experience a type of interaction as the Holy Spirit nudges or prompts us.
Yet I have not felt like I actually need to see God – not just yet anyway! But Moses wanted to see God. Their relationship was different though. Moses and God had actual conversations and even argued from time to time. I think this type of relationship would be great – talking with God in a real sense. Moving beyond praying to God to praying or talking with God would be amazing. So in this Moses provides us a glimpse of a deeply intense relationship with God. May all of our faiths grow to become worthy of an actual conversation with our creator.
Scripture reference: Exodus 33: 17-23