In the world but not of it

June 24, 2010

If He is in it, so am I…

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The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.” Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. Exodus 33:14-15

Sometimes it can be very difficult to know whether we should step out of our current situation into something new or different. We pray and wait on the Lord but we don’t always get the clear and tangible evidence we need to have the assurance to take that step.

This is indeed one of the most daunting aspects of the Christian life, knowing God’s will for us in each situation. Yet in this passage we gain insight into a heart attitude that will help us ensure we don’t make the wrong decisions.

Notice Moses’ determination not to move unless God was moving with them. You might say, “How does this answer my question about what I am supposed to do right now”? The answer begins with an acknowledgement and understanding that first and foremost Moses had a relationship with God that was personal and vibrant. He sought the Lord; he obeyed what the Lord asked him to do and conversed with the Lord openly and honestly about all the matters on his heart.

This is our model to follow. If we want the certainty and assurance that the Lord is leading us and that we won’t delve into something without Him then first we need to have that firm foundation found only in a personal relationship with him.

Relationships are not monologues; they are dialogues.

Although the Lord knows us better than we know ourselves, He desires that personal relationship where we can pour out our heart and get to know Him in a deeper and fulfilling way so that His wisdom can fill us and therefore we can be guided in a more precise manner.

Our desire needs to be for Him first and then all the other desires can be properly aligned. If God is not in it then neither am I.


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