Thursday, February 2, 2012

Go With Me!

Go With Me!

Exodus 33:15 Then Moses said to him, “if your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.

When I was a little boy we lived in a trailer behind my grandmother’s house. Inevitably my mother would send me over to my Grandmother’s house to get something at night. We lived in rural Kentucky with no street lights. It was so dark you could see every constellation in the sky surrounded by the cacophony of sounds from wildlife. I would stand in the doorway trying to get up enough nerve to go across the field to Grandmama’s house. If my little brother was anywhere near me I would tell him, “Go with me!” I wouldn’t tell him I was afraid but instead I made it appear that it was merely for companionship. I felt a little more confident, secure, and braver when he was with me.

There are times when God sends us out to do something but as we stare out at the expanse of the unknown, we become fearful and want somebody to go with us. Moses had to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt into the Promised Land. They would have to pass through hostile territory. God initially told Moses he would not go with them because the people were a stiff necked people and he would end up killing them on the way there. Moses begged God to go with them or else not send them. Moses needed God to go with him because:

1. He needed God’s presence for assurance. There are some things so large and intimidating that we dare not handle without God’s presence with us. In his presence there is fullness of Joy. We need God’s presence to get through things that are bigger than us.

2. He needed people to know God was pleased with him. There are assignments that God gives us that we need his presence for so that people will know that God is pleased with us. A lot of politicians are waiting on the right endorsement to prove that they are worthy of being president. I just want God to endorse me with his favor.

3. He needed something to distinguish them from all the other people. We are a royal priesthood and a chosen generation when God’s hands are on us and his presence is with us. It’s important to have God’s oil on your life so that you are distinct from everyone else.

Dear God,

Please go with me today. I can’t do this by myself. If you go with me I know I can face whatever it is that I need to face, do whatever I need to do. Father please go with me, I need your presence.

In Jesus Name,

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