Love the unlovely.
Trust that love is more powerful than evil.
Walk out love, don't just talk about it.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Exodus 33-35: His Presence Gives Rest
Exodus 33:13 “Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people.”
Exodus 33:14 “And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33:13, is my heart’s cry…to find favor in His sight, to know His ways, to know Him more deeply and intimately.
I have even asked to know Him the way He knows me, not sure if an earthly body could handle that one though.
I love verse 14; God’s promise gives me comfort and in that comfort, I am at rest! Recently, I have been sensing God's Presence in my face. Kind of awesome when you think about being "face to face" with the God of the Universe! He is with me wherever I go, has a whole new meaning! Yet, even in experiencing that intimate position with the Lord, I have at times been unsettled by my surroundings.
I sensed a very distinct shift from the end of 2011 to the beginning of 2012. For the majority of 2011, there was so much peace...amazingly miraculous when considering the health issues I had been experiencing. Yet, no matter what my emotions say, God has promised His Presence shall go with me, and He will give me rest. Don't misunderstand, I'm not upset about anything in particular. This year just feels different, more unsettled than last year.
Lord, I so appreciate how You love me and allow me to feel Your Presence with me! I grab hold of all Your promises of rest and peace. Your Word is true, whether or not I "feel" it. Thank You for moving through me. I am humbled that You have chosen me.