I am encouraged by The Essential 100 Bible Guide. Many will be greatly helped by [the] choice of texts, insightful comments, and practical suggestions.”Charles W. Colson,
Chairman, Prison Fellowship
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
Do you feel closer to God in some places than others? I've been up Mount Sinai and although it was beautiful, I didn't feel close to God at all. Equally, you can feel close to God in the most unexpected places. In the Celtic tradition, places that give us an opening into the magnificence and wonder of God are called "thin places."
This mountain top was certainly a thin place and Peter wanted to mark the moment and stay there in the holy space (33). What was most crucial is that God spoke, repeating the words from Jesus' baptism (34,35). Peter's belief that Jesus is the Messiah (20) is confirmed. The most important thing for the team to do now is to decide how they will react to what they now know. For the moment, they are keeping quiet (36).
How does God normally guide you? Is it through what you see, dreams, what people say, what you read in the Bible? Are there places or times when you experience guidance more clearly? God may not guide you with a transfiguration experience, but if you're open, he will guide you.