Moses' success came because he was first transformed himself. Inadequacies that one time crippled him became his greatest assets when he surrendered them to God. Instead of being rendered immobile by fear, he was empowered by faith, a faith that arose from the humble admission, "I can't," then added with confidence, "but God can." Moses' time in God's presence transformed him and equipped him for each task.
He listened while in the presence of God, often writing down the things God spoke. Coming down the mountain, he transitioned from the holy to the not-so-spiritual camp, keeping the lessons he'd been given in fresh remembrance. Then, he delivered the message to the people with the authority and confidence that he was doing God's will. The result was incorporating the spiritual into his daily life and the daily life of the people.
When God calls us to His work, like Moses, we often find that work involves people who aren't of the same mindset as we are and tasks that can feel daunting at the time. Initially, we are tempted to look at our weaknesses and feel insufficient for the call. That mindset must be surrendered, then we can move on to the bigger purpose and calling of God.
Advancement comes through continued encounters with God, lingering in His presence, and recording the words His Spirit speaks. For me, that means quieting my thoughts and listening, then writing the whispers that arise from my soul. It also looks like reading Scripture and extracting what is applicable to my life. These are mountain moments.
Like Moses, the transition follows. We climb down the mountain, leaving our solitude with God to begin mundane activities of the day: getting dressed for work, rushing family out the door, completing household chores--things that require our attention and have the potential to be either smooth or treacherous. Through it all, we cling to our God connection.
Then we enter the world of people who have not been on the mountain with us. It is in this non-spiritual environment that our mountaintop moments matter the most. Here, in holy humility and anointed authority, we convey the will and word of God to a people, who left to their own devices would destroy themselves with idols. Our obedience is a tall task, a heavy responsibility, but we are not only called, we are equipped. Through Christ, we extend the message of God's love that we've kept close to our hearts. We deliver the sacred and show a hurting and broken world that they can experience the presence of God and enjoy a mountaintop experience of their own.
Tip/Tidbit: What are your routines that connect you with God? How do you maintain that God-connection in your spirit as your life intersects the less-than-holy in daily life? I put reminders on my phone which call to mind the spiritual throughout the day.