Exodus 33:14 niv

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Just as Moses and the Israelites were assured of God’s Presence
when they traveled to the Promised Land we are given the same promise.
He is with us every step of the way and along the way
He will provide times and places to rest when we are weary.

Have you noticed that when you are most weary and think
you cannot go another step there is if only for a few moments,
a time of rest and you are given strength to continue?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Psalm 89:15 gw

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Too often we don’t recognize blessings.
Praise is something we give to God, and
He blesses us with His light so we can walk with Him.
We give something little to the Lord and He gives something great to us.

Do you know you are blessed because you praise Him?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Psalm 31:20 hcs

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The world can be a devious place of schemes and scams,
bristling with gossip and scandals of every sort.
We may be victims of these things and as hurtful as they are
 we who trust in God live in His Presence.
We may experience bad things now for awhile
but we live in His Presence now and forever. 

When bad things happen and life is difficult
do you wonder where God is and what He is doing?    
What do you do to get back to the reality of His Presence?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Exodus 33:14 gw

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Moses knew he was to lead Israel to the land promised to them
but, he didn’t know who God was going to send with him.
When asked God told Moses that His Presence would go with him.

We are on a journey to the land we have been promised
and as with Moses God’s Presence travels with us.

Do you at times feel anxious and anything but peaceful
while on this journey?
Is it because you have forgotten Who travels with you?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Seeking God, part 2…

When we seek God and find our way to Him then what?  Do we say “Hello God, nice to finally meet you” and go on our way? Do we make note of where He is and pop in on Him now and then?  Or is there more to seeking God than finding Him and knowing where He is?

Yes, there is more, so much more, in seeking God.  The seeking and finding is just the beginning.  Now we are to seek His presence.  To be in His presence is more than knowing what the bible says about Him or listening to sermons or lessons about Him.  It is more than praying to Him.

To seek His presence is to be with Him, in the same place, to be so close to Him that you can feel Him.  To feel His nearness and be certain of His substance and sufficiency.  To believe, without question, the reality of Him.

God is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent.  He is eternal, has no beginning and no ending.  There is no other like Him.  Yet, He wants us to seek His presence…to be in His presence…to be with Him.  He wants us with Him not just for a few minutes or hours or days or even years but at all times and forever! 

When in His presence we can talk to Him or listen, laugh or cry, be angry and hurt or playful and silly, quiet or loud.  We can sing and dance, lash out or caress.  We can be who we are. He encourages transparency, after all, He knows us better than we know ourselves.

Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Psalm 105:4

When in His presence…we can just be…His.

Rejoice

I wonder at His patience in waiting for me to join Him.

I wonder, even more, that He does wait.  I mean, really, He has other major things to deal with, you know.

Just wondering…