Do you ever just want to stay in God’s presence and never leave it? During your quiet time, do you experience the love of God in such a way that you are engulfed with His presence and you feel protected as if you were surrounded by a pillar of cloud and you don’t want to step out of His surroundings?
This may not happen each day you meet with Him, but hopefully it happens enough so that you know Him in a deeper way.
If you are like me, there are some days, I just read for the sake of reading, and yes, God can speak to us in those moments, but nothing is sweeter than feeling Him, enjoying Him and trusting Him for your day.
As I read Exodus 33 this week, Moses wanted to make sure God was with him. He didn’t want to take a step without the presence of God going before him and the Jews (vs 15). God said, “MY presence shall go with you and I will give you rest.”
Oh dear one, do you need that assurance that God is with you and will reveal himself to you? Take time today to rest in His magnificent presence. He will gradually restore to you the energy you may have lost over these last months or years. He is the God who is ever-present, Jehovah Shammah, the with-us God.
He is a God that will go with you through every move of your day, it is up to you and me to watch for Him, call on Him and experience His presence in your ordinary day. Won’t you give Him the best part of you, today? So that your intimacy grows stronger and His presence is with you. Move out with confidence in a God who cares for your every step.
My Soul Thirsts for You
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Journeying with Him,