Falling Before Him

“Then the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people, and fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.” Leviticus 9:23-24

I get the feeling it wasn’t an easy thing for such a Holy God to reveal His glory. Not for Him. Not for them. But He so wanted to.

Lord God, thank You for longing to be among us, even if it meant a cross. And here’s a simple poem . . .

On My Face

Help me Lord
to understand
this Your glory
that I seek

how I will
see it better
on my face
than on my feet.

19 Comments

  1. What a beautiful way of explaining worship! When we truly understand worship, we realize that in order for us to do so, we must be vulnerable and humble. We can’t worship when we feel we are in charge, or have complete control of our situations. Bowing or falling prostrate reveals where our hearts really are. There is no room for pride in worship, is there?

  2. Your comment made this post so much more beautiful and relevant! Thank you for sharing with us about worship, something so close to your heart. πŸ™‚

  3. Amen… goes in line with what I was studying… I came across this just yesterday:
    2 Corinthians 3:13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

  4. So good to hear from you! πŸ™‚ And I love what you added…it’s just perfect. Thank you so much!

  5. its good to be back… was just studying and receiving from Him for a while :)… have loads to write… hope you are blessed as you bless me with your entries πŸ™‚ i also have a new blog of poems, maybe you can check out sometime: http://rhymesandmore.wordpress.com/
    blessings to you and all your loved ones

  6. To take the time to study with Him is wonderful and needed. I’ll be happy to see what He has you writing next! And thanks for the poem site info. So beautiful! God bless you!

  7. This poem has a kick to it. Face first, not feet first. Oh boy…

    I’m drinking this in.

    Ever had one of those days where you just felt the urge to go higher in Him? Not only do I feel the urge, but He’s providing manna for my journey. Thanks for giving me a push.

    Blessings
    ann

  8. You are such an inspiration here! And your enthusiasm to go higher in Him draws us along too! God bless you and your love of Jesus!

  9. Deb, I love the poem. But I do think if He had difficulty revealing His Glory, the problem lies solely with us and our not seeing it. It is because, as your poem suggests, we stay upon our feet and refuse to fall on our faces before Him. Peace, Linda

  10. “I get the feeling it wasn’t an easy thing for such a Holy God to reveal His glory. Not for Him. Not for them. But He so wanted to.”

    There eyes had to be opened in order to see what should have been obvious…those “eye opening” experiences are always humbling. His children need to be on their faces in order to comprehend, but he also causes them to be on their faces (working in them to “will”).

    Great poem and a great post!

    Theresa

  11. I kind of struggled with that part. Nothing is too hard for our God! So, that might not have been the best choice of words to express what I was trying to say. Sorry to everyone! I think what I was trying to get across was how Holy He is and to show His glory was not a “light” thing for Him to do. . .especially seeing as this was before Christ. Thanks as always Linda, for your valuable input! πŸ™‚

  12. Thank you, Theresa. Your comment was eye-opening and humbling too. You have me thinking now about how we need to be on our faces to understand and how He also causes us to be on our faces. I love your deep understanding of His word and the gentle way you apply it! God bless you!

  13. Deb, I just wanted to tell you again that this is a great post. I found myself going back over that statement, because it was so thought provoking…what is the literary term? I’m not good with all of those terms…is it called a paradox? You know, like The Lord is both a “Gentle Shepherd” and a “Mighty Fortress”. I believe the Lord loves to glorify Himself, because God is Love, and in glorifying Himself He is expressing it although it is done in many ways. But it also says that He is meek and lowly…will not vaunt Himself is not puffed up.

    I really think you had something there; something very deep. I loved it! πŸ™‚

  14. I am so blessed! You came back again, with even more insights. It is that gift you have of looking deep and deeper still. πŸ™‚ I wish I could tell you that I spent a lot of time on this. . .but I can’t. It was like every other post I do with Him. I read and wait for Him to highlight a verse and then give me a something to go with it. For some reason though, this has been the most viewed post of all. I don’t know how that works, but I am so thankful that He is working in us always! God bless you and your precious family!

  15. Deb,
    What a powerful poem to show us our contrite hearts that are unable to receive God fully. Yes, we need to certainly receive Him with open hearts and not with calloused feet. Hope you and your princess are doing well. She continues to be prayed for each day and I thank God for blessing me with a sister like you!!!
    In Christ,
    Vineet

  16. Thank you so much, for your comment, your heart for God, and your prayers! You are a faithful servant of His and a precious brother in the Lord!

  17. “how I will
    see it better
    on my face
    than on my feet.”

    I like that line and believe that it is true.

    Haven’t found the brokenbelievers you mentioned. Are you sure that is the right url. However, I tried one I knew was right and for some reason it didn’t work either.

    I don’t know how you have something for every day.

  18. Sorry about the broken believers not showing up! oops! maybe just try http://brokenbelievers.com instead and see. And I’ll try too and fix it in my blog roll.

    How do I have something for everyday? Maybe I shouldn’t have something for everyday! ha! Remember my posts are really simple and short. That helps. And, of course, He helps! So, as I read each morning, I wait for Him to show me something. And on Sundays, I use a friend’s e-mails! Also, I work ahead for times when I just got nothin’ or family situations keep me from spending as much time at it as I need.

    You take care. And your posts are always worth waiting for. πŸ™‚

  19. I can relate to the reading and waiting each morning. That’s cool. Getting a fresh word from God is what it is all about. He gives each of us what we need; and somehow, it usually relates to what He is showing others.

    By the way, I just thought to check your blogroll for brokenbelievers. I found it that way. Looks cool. Will check it out when I have more time.

    Keep reading and waiting . . . I know you will.


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