November 15– Exodus 33:12-16

 November 15– Exodus 33:12-16

12 Moses said to the Lord, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13 Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” 14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”

I love that Moses feels the freedom to speak such words to God. He is reminding God of His promises and basically says. “If you don’t deliver, don’t move us from this land.” God reassures Moses that He will be with him and that He will give Moses rest. I am sure, at this point in time, Moses needed rest. What a mighty God we serve. He will give us rest and peace as we move through our days. We simply need to call upon God and ask that He envelope us in his peace and comfort. I know this personally and if you haven’t cried out to our Father for His peace and comfort, find time today to ask. He will deliver!

Heavenly Father, I feel like Moses so often and want to say, “If You aren’t going to go with me, I’m just going to stay right here!” because I know the world isn’t easy even with You right there with us, but if You weren’t going with me, I don’t want to go!  I can’t imagine how hard life would be without You to lean on, to love and especially to be loved and guided.  The world is not my home!  I know that more and more each day.  I am so thankful I was raised in a home where You were not just talked about or celebrated, but a home where You were lived.  Day in and day out we lived a life that revolved around You.  I pray that I am a reflection of You each and every day and that people can see You rather than me.  I so want to be one that lives for You, but I know I fail daily.  Help me to be my best for You.

In Jesus’ name.



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