So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. – Exodus 24:18.
Do you know what two people did for 34 hours, 11 minutes, and 37 seconds over the weekend? It is commonly known as a kiss, but in their case, there must be another name for maintaining lip contact for such a long time. Rotterdam’s Baja Beach Club organized the event in an attempt to break the world record. 13 couples competed with the goal of maintaining lip contact while standing, and to do so longer than the rest. The first couple dropped out at the two-hour mark. The winning couple, Neli van der Hoeven and Wanderley Costa e Silva received 6,900 dollars (equivalent of) in prize money. The club spokeswoman Pitra van der Laar said of the contestants, “During the first few hours, they kissed out of love, but during the last few you could tell they were in it to win.”
Isn’t it interesting how we usually find time to do the things we want to do? Not only do we find the time, but we also find the energy to do those things. One of the things many of us have a desire to do, but seem unable to accomplish, is the spending of more time with our Lord. We have a desire to have the quiet time, to pray, and to study His Word more; but we don’t seem to be able to fit it into our schedule. There are so many things we have to do. We have to work, there are the family responsibilities, church responsibilities, and community responsibilities. By the time we finish with everything else, we have little energy for a quiet time, unless it includes sleep.
How was it that Moses was able to spend forty days and forty nights on the top of Mount Sinai? How was Jesus able to spend forty days and nights fasting in the wilderness? Moses and Jesus were supernaturally empowered by God. God provides supernatural energy for seeking Him and serving Him. Reorganize your priorities. Wake up thirty minutes earlier, and spend that time with God. God will then provide the energy you need for everything else during the day. It is a matter of faith. Do you believe God has the power? If so, do you believe He can, and will do it in your life?
(God provides supernatural energy for seeking Him and serving Him.) (Seeking God)