Practicing the Presence of God in 2013

“My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  Exodus 33:14

We live in a world of growing uncertainty. Personal uncertainty – we’re just not sure anymore about what’s important, true, or even what’s right. National uncertainty- economic and cultural.  Nothing reliable.  Nothing to count on.  No one seems to know what the future might bring.

Amid all this uncertainty, we find Moses as an example of someone who walked in the presence of the Lord.

“Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of meeting.  And it come to pass that everyone who sought the Lord went out to the tabernacle of meeting.” Exodus 33:7

The Presence of God is Desirable for at least three reasons.

1. For Friendship

“So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face as a man speaks to his friend.”  Exodus 33:11

2. For Confidence

“For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us?” Exodus 33:16

3. For Worship

“And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door.”  Exodus 33:9-10

This Week-

  • Seek God’s ways- “Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I might know You.” Exodus 33:13

We learn God’s ways by spending time in His word and with His people.

  • Seek revival for our nation- “And consider that this nation is Your people.” Exodus 33:13

America is not Israel, but we can still ask God to keep our nation unique in its demonstration of godly character and biblical truth.  Pray for a third great awakening for our nation before it’s too late.

  • Join us in Bible study, fellowship and worship!

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91-1-2

 

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