15 Then Moses told the Lord, “If your presence does not go with us, don’t bring us up from here. – Exodus 33:15 ISV
Oh, to be more like Moses, to come to the full realization that the only thing that makes a Christian different from the world is the presence of God in our lives. Without God, we are nothing and can accomplish nothing of eternal value, with God, we can do all things. Moses refused to rush ahead, even refused to move unless he could be sure the presence of God was with Him. A great lesson that we need to learn to survive in this hectic, chaotic society based on instant gratification. We need to learn to wait on God. Not wait as in sitting in our easy chair, but wait as a military guard waits at his post. Wait with purpose and vigilance, defending our post from intruders. A guard is well-trained to defend the home front and to protect those at his position. He has read the manual more than once, knows who and what to look for and what questions to ask. Are we prepared? Have we read our manual? Do we know the enemy? Are we prepared to defend our faith? Can we explain to others why our God is the only true and living God and why the name of Jesus is the only name in heaven and on earth by which a man can be saved? The Holy Spirit, through Paul, charges us to always be ready to give an answer.
1 I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: 2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. — 2 Timothy 4:1-2 NLT
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous