Wednesday, April 30, 2008


"But whenever he (Moses) went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the Lord, he would remove the veil until he came out again. Then he would give the people whatever instructions the Lord had given him, and the people of Israel would see the radiant glow of his face. So he would put the veil over his face until he returned to speak with the Lord." Exodus 34:34-35
Can you imagine having your face glowing and radiant from being in the presence of the Lord? This is what happened to Moses when he had an encounter with the Lord. Moses would go into the Tent of Meeting without a veil over his face until he came out to speak to the people. After he spoke to the people he veiled his face again. I think of many women today whom wear veils. This is not the veil that the women of the far east wear because of their faith. I am speaking of the mask that women use to cover up who they really are. I think of the veil as a mask that shows others only what they want you to see. It is a mask that they wear and when someone asks, "How are you?" they smile and say "Okay". In reality, they are not okay. I recently went to a store in Hawaii that specializes in koa wood. They have what you call koa veneer. When I asked what that was, it was explained to me that the veneer is a thin top layer that lays over another wood. The koa  that I was viewing was koa wood only on the surface, but underneath it was a piece of  wood that was not of the same high quality as koa. This concept resonated in my soul, for I realized that many people may have a veneer to cover up who they really are.  That veneer covering is like a mask or veil. What God wants for us is to be unveiled, to be authentic and to be 100% of who we really are. As we go into prayer, do we approach God with a veil like everything is okay or do we take away that veil and show him everything in our hearts that is deep down, underneath the surface. That is what the Lord wants us to do, and that is to unveil ourselves before him. Are you ready? Let's get real!
Question: Are you being real or do you have a veil? What can you do to get unveiled?

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