The importance of God's presence
“Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.” Exodus 33:3, 13-15 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.33.3-15.kjv
Do you recognize the importance of His presence? Often we are excited by the gifts especially if it is long awaited that we are ready to just carry on. To start executing from our worksheet and detailed plan. However it is really important that the presence of the giver abides with you on the journey because there are bound to be twist and turns - items that are off-script from your plans. The assurance of God’s presence ensures that no matter what comes our ways, we will be more than conquerors. As Moses recognized in the chapter of the Bible reading today. God was unimpressed with the continued disobedience of Isreal and while he was ready to honor the promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, he did not want to go with Isreal all the way - he was going to send an angel. But Moses who did not want the sweet meals to turn to gravel in their mouth knew better. He pleaded for the presence of God with them on the journey ahead.He wanted God to continually show him his ways knowing that walking in God’s way is a guarantee of Victory. Every new day is a journey into the unknown no matter how well planned it is. Why don’t you ask for the presence of God as evidenced by the HolySpirit today.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the assurance of your presence that brings victory always. Please Lord, let me never get carried away by the gifts that I forget to seek you always. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾