Exodus 34:28-35 (NIV focus verse 35) …and the people of Israel would see the radiant glow of his (Moses’) face. So, he would put the veil over his face until he returned to speak with the Lord.
Forty days and forty nights of fasting in God’s Presence will have an impact on a person! Rev. Walter Beutler writes: “Spending time in the presence of God imparts the glory of God which is reflected to others.” This was true in Jesus’ life (Matthew 7:28-29). This was true in Peter’s and John’s life (Acts 4:13). This is true for us as well. Your spiritual retreat may not be forty days long, but even a weekend of serious soul care will have an effect on your life. Your face may not shine with a supernatural light, but your heart, your way of thinking, your love for people, your emotional stability will all be impacted in positive ways. Prioritize extended times of seeking God. Put it on your calendar. See how it changes you.