Be Glorified...

I want to see His Glory! I want to be like Moses and say, “Please, show me Your Glory.” To which He will reply “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. 22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. 23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back...” in Exodus 33:18, 21-23. The Lord had a plan...He had a place for Moses and thank goodness Moses went into that place. Can you imagine if Moses had said "ummmm no, I don't really like the clefts of the rock. There's all kinds of bugs in there and perhaps even a snake. Could I just stand right here and not have to move?" Then what if Moses said "oh and by the way I really don't want to see just Your back. If you can't show me all Your Glory, including Your face, then I don't want to see." I want to be like Elijah who knows when He hears the Lord even through distractions like in 1 Kings 19:11-12. The Lord said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” Elijah knew that all the hustle and bustle was not the Lord but the still small voice. Imagine if Elijah had said "my God is big so He only speaks in big ways. He must/can only be the earthquake." Both of these men knew that there only job was to get where God told them to and listen and watch. They did't think they needed to run get the right clothes on to be ready, they didn't need to make a "better" plan of how they would see God better, like if Elijah said "You know God, I really respond better to musical things so if You could speak to me through song that would be great," or Moses saying "I like to do things without a plan Lord that way when something happens I'll know it was you." No. God gave the plan to Moses and because Moses was listening He was able to see the Glory of the Lord. Elijah listened and heard the Lord speak to Him they way God needed to speak to him. I want Him to tell me or place me where He wants me to be so that He can then show Himself the way He wants to. I sing my song “Be Glorified” to remind myself that my job is to let Him place me where I need to be and then in response Glorify Him, Magnify Him, lift Him up for the rest of my days. You can read the lyrics to my song below and have a listen on my music page...enjoy! Be Glorified

Hide me in the rock So that I can see That You are the quiet whisper Who surrounds me

Hold me in Your hand Place me at Your feet Reveal Yourself Till we shout “You alone are Worthy”

Be Glorified Be lifted up Fill my mouth with the praise You deserve Be magnified Most Holy One It’s all for You alone You alone, You alone

Tell me I’m Your child Show me You’re my King Send Your Spirit Fill this place with Your Glory

Fragrance of the One Whose Life makes me complete Rend my heart Till I shout “You alone are Worthy”

Posted on March 1, 2010 and filed under Stories Behind Songs.