Pleasures of His Presence!
Verse for Today: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Exodus 33:14 – The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
When the going gets tough and when we are confronted with the known and unknown hindrances, our Lord comes to reassure us of His presence with us on our way forward. His presence is filled with bright light to show us the way. His presence is His might to remove all blockages on our way. His presence is full of His grace and power to give us the strength to take steps of faith forward. God’s presence is the embodiment of all His attributes with the fullness of His peace to take away the burdens in our troubled minds. When we are rejected and resented by others, His presence welcomes and accompanies us. So when the Lord’s presence goes with us, we have absolutely no reason to hesitate, fear or feel dejected. His presence was with Moses and the people of Israel to show them the way and to take them through the desert with clear direction during night and day. When God’s presence encompasses us, we do not need to be anxious about what the future holds for us. In His abundant grace, our Lord will give us His best. He will go with us as we are on His pathway. It is the way of the cross on which our Lord Jesus walked before us and we can see His footprints to place our feet on and walk courageously. It is a walk of rest as we are encircled with by His presence. It is a time of wonderful fellowship during our times of loneliness and rejection. Today we are invited to walk with the Lord by faith as Enoch walked with Him. Just as the two conversed, we have the privilege to talk to our Lord when He will reveal great secrets from His Holy Book to us. Our sojourn with the Lord is the most exciting and joyful time to walk hand in hand with the Almighty in His purpose and towards the fulfillment of His plan and program for us in this world. Let us thank Him for His presence and walk confidently with Him and enjoy divine fellowship.
Dear reader, are you intimidated by hindrances and blockages on your sojourn? Is there lack of sufficient light on your way forward? Your Lord is pleased to travel with you in His mighty presence to remove all hindrances and clear your way. He wants to walk with you and lead you. His presence guarantees the right way and the most splendid atmosphere for you. His presence will fill you with His joy which will remove all weariness from your heart. When He walks with you, you will not feel the heat of the sojourn because you will be under the coolness of His shadow. You will also enjoy His peace and rest when you enjoy His presence. Moses experienced it all the way from the Midian countryside to Egypt and then on his return to Pisgah for a period of about forty years. Abraham enjoyed the coolness of the Lord’s presence for about one hundred years and so did Isaac and Jacob throughout their sojourn. Joseph, Daniel, David and Nehemiah along with all the prophets and apostles enjoyed the exuberance of the mighty presence of the Lord which was like the panacea for all the ills that the world confronted them with. His presence strengthens, energizes, encourages and motivates His children to live as a testimony to the character and person of the Lord. Today He wants you to enjoy His presence and live courageously no matter what the hindrances on your way might be. Even in the midst of intense difficulties and troubles, we can dwell in His presence and enjoy His rest, peace and serenity.
Psalms 16:11 – You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand, there are pleasures forever.
Thought for Today
The coolness of God’s presence fills us with His joy and pleasures forever and satisfies all our longings.
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