Saturday, September 3, 2022

GOD’S PRESENCE

Today’s Reading: Exodus 33-34

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The Tabernacle of Moses. This life-sized replica is situated at Timna National Park in Southern Israel.

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Key Verse: Exodus 33:15

Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here…”

 

How did Moses know that God’s Presence was with him? First of all, God promised that “My Presence will go with you and give you rest” (31:14). Moses was so very human. God had just promised His Presence, and now Moses uses that little word “if.” God gives grace in spite of our unbelief. Secondly, God allows Moses to experience His Glory. The Word comes first and then the experience. All we really need is His Word. He says to us, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). This is His promise to us at all times. He also says, “Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).  We should not require more proof. Nevertheless, Jesus, with great emphasis promises He is “confirming His Word with accompanying signs. Amen” (Mark 16:20).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

I praise and worship You, Lord God, for Your Presence. If You don’t go with me, I won’t go anywhere. I know according to Your Word that You are with me. Therefore, I will boldly move into this new day and into the rest of my life with excitement, knowing that You will work all things after the counsel of Your will (Ephesians 1:11).

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I was waiting on God during a week of fasting and prayer about 14 years ago. I would show up in the Chapel very early each morning to petition God for His directions. Always I would think of Joshua, who was there with Moses every day in the tent of meeting. “…Joshua…did not depart from the tabernacle” (33:11). Joshua was there faithfully. It’s obvious why Joshua was to occupy a place of leadership.

Yours to help us all to know God’s will through His Word,

David

14 thoughts on “Saturday, September 3, 2022

  1. Thank you Lord that Your presence is always with us. In times when we may not sense it and may feel alone, remind us that You are always true to Your Word.
    Be merciful to each of us and help us to be faithful in our walk with You.

  2. Amen Luisa. He is with us every step of the way. Without that knowledge it would be very, very, difficult to go on confidently. Thank You Lord. Blessings all this long weekend.

  3. “As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.” (2 Thessalonians 3:1).

    Thank You, Father, for Your Living Word. Thank You for Your Presence with Your people. Help each of Your children with their needs – show them You love them and hear their prayers.
    May Your Word spread throughout this world – bless all Your workers – and help people to open their hearts so the King of Glory will come in and have His righteous way, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  4. Thank you for your prayers for Jim yesterday. This morning he is at least mobile. Still has pain though. He’s at least outside walking to see if he can get it loosened up.

    Also amen to above prayers. I do pray for you Beverlee Kay , praying your surgery date is not too far off and the Lord works through the surgeons hands. May you be completely healed. In Jesus name, amen.

  5. May His healing hand be upon those mentioned in prayer.

    Inspired by Psalm 73:24-25
    With wise counsel Thou will guide me
    ‘Til in glory Thou make me free,
    For Who in heaven have I but Thee
    And with no mortal I choose but with Thee to be,
    For earthly strength may up and flee;
    But Thou be my portion for eternity.
    (G.W.)Bill Marshall/Oct 09, 2015

  6. Praying for Beverlee and Jim.
    Yesterday I was told that next week I will have an
    operation on my wrist.
    Thank you for your prayers.
    God bless you!!

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