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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"The Presence of God"

Rules for Rearing Children - 2
"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 33:15-15


   


    

Imagine going into the wilderness with the responsibility of leading over one million people.  Moses had been a shepherd in this same desert for forty years, but leading sheep was altogether different than leading a million-plus people into this giant sandbox.  This wilderness was filled with death.  No one in their right mind would jump out into this desolation without a specific plan and plenty of provision.  What a terrifying prospect lay ahead for Moses.  However, the wilderness and all its dangers were not what terrified Moses the most.  We see from this passage that Moses was paralyzed by the thought of going up without God's personal presence.

The great sin of our day is going about our day-to-day activities completely unaware of the presence of God.  We assume God is watching over us and that is all we need, but we are not consciously aware of God in our midst.  Modern man can go everywhere, do everything and is completely curious about the universe.  Yet, it is a rare person now-a-days that is curious enough to want to know God!

May our prayer be today, "God, if You don't personally attend to my goings, and if I cannot sense Your presence with me, I don't want to go."

Remember these things: "For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God." Hebrews 7:19

"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you."  James 4:8

"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near." Isaiah 55:6

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1

 

 



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Previous devotions

"Why God Delays" - September 5, 2012
"As the Whirlwind Passeth" - August 29, 2012
"In HIS Time" - August 22, 2012
"Happy Are Ye" - August 15, 2012
"By the Word of God" - August 8, 2012
"Well Done" - August 1, 2012
"Bearing His Death" - July 25, 2012
"Down By The Riverside" - July 11, 2012

"Thank You, Jesus!" - July 4, 2012
"Modern Day Sodom" - June 27, 2012
"Keeping What Has Been Committed" - June 13, 2012
"The Pause That Refreshes" - June 6, 2012

"The Sin of Idleness" - May 30, 2012
"Remembered" - May 23, 2012

"Graduating Diamonds" - May 16, 2012
"Mom-Others" - May 9, 2012
True Motherhood - May 2, 2012

What Missions Means to Me - April 25, 2012
The King and the Witch - April 18, 2012

Rules for Rearing Children (Part 4) - April 11, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 3) - April 4, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 2) - March 28, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 1) - March 21, 2012

Gullible Christians - March 14, 2012
Tenacity - March 7, 2012
Above the Storm - February 29, 2012
The Principal Thing - February 22, 2012
The Greatest Valentine - February 15, 2012
He First Loved Us - February 8, 2012
Real Love - February 1, 2012
Pardon Your Enemies - January 25, 2012
Applause - January 18, 2012
Finish! - January 11, 2012
Meeting New Goals - January 4, 2012
Meeting New Goals - December 28, 2011
The Word Made Flesh - December 21, 2011
Sonship - December 14, 2011
Fruit in Old Age - December 7, 2011
Dangers of Multi-tasking - November 30, 2011
Ingratitude - November 22, 2011
"Wash! Wash! Wash!" - November 16, 2011
"The Pastor" - November 9, 2011
"Value of a Name" - November 2, 2011

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Words of Truth - March 28, 2012