Devotionals

Time with God - September 13, 2013


Exodus 33:12-14

Then Moses said to the Lord...‘If I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You’…And He [the Lord] said, `My presence shall go with you’…

To respond rightly to God you must know the presence of God!

All this week, most of our devotionals have been focusing on right responses to God from Psalm 99. But notice that we are talking about responses. Too often our Christianity is something initiated by us.

But Christianity really only works right when we are responding to God’s initiatives. As long as your Christianity is simply your attempt to live the way you think God wants, rather than a personal response to His presence in your life, you will struggle with frustration.

God is present and active in your life. But you must stop and pay attention and learn to recognize His presence and activity. God is speaking to you through His Word. But you need to change the way you read, so that you are not just reading content, but listening for the Holy Spirit’s voice coming to you personally through the Scriptures.

Ask God to meet with you in prayer right now. Ask Him to begin to help you be more aware of His presence and His initiative in your life. Make your whole life a response to God. Like Moses, say to God: “let me…know You”.

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