"One day Moses said to the Lord, 'You have been telling me, "Take these people up to the Promised Land." But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. You have told me, "I know you by name, and I look favorably on you." . . . The Lord replied, 'I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.'" - Exodus 33:12,14 NLT
Thoughts for Today
We all face challenges. Moses understood challenges. God called him to lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt and to the Promised Land. Talk about a challenge! Moses had serious doubts about his ability to meet the challenge . . . and he asked God about it. He wanted to know who would go with him to help.
God knew Moses by name. He knew him personally. He told Moses he would go with him . . . and everything would be fine. And of course, he did. God guided Moses and the Israelites. He provided miraculously for their needs. He protected them. He taught them. He was always with them.
Consider this. . .
Are you facing a challenge right now? Going through a difficult time? God knows you personally too. We may be quick to say, "Oh yes, I know God knows everyone." But do we really personalize that? God knows YOU intimately. He knows your name and everything about you. And he cares.
Whatever you are facing, you are not alone. You may sometimes feel very alone. But you aren't. God's presence is with you. Always. He will guide you. He will protect and strengthen you. He will teach you. Your Heavenly Father has promised this: “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5 NLT).
Father, sometimes I do feel alone, and right now I am facing some real challenges. Thank you for reminding me that you are with me. Thank you that you will never fail me or abandon me. You never have, and I know you never will. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …Knowing God My Father: Applying the Names of God to My Personal Life by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This curriculum is designed to help people strengthen their relationship with their heavenly Father by applying His names to their personal life. Along with helping Christians know God better, it can serve as an evangelistic tool by giving a true picture of God to people who may have a distorted view of Him because of an absent or abusive earthly father who did not or does not provide for them. This group can also help men who want to be better fathers. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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