Because it's Tuesday...and I thought it was Wednesday and decided to just role with it.
Because...it's that kind of a day.
So let's get to it.
This week, God has me thinking about Exodus 33. There is just so much in these verses.
" Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” 14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” 17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” 19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” 21 Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”
Let's start with verse 12...Moses knows what God says about him.
Up next verse 13...He doesn't just know what God says, but He is acting in that. Saying, "God, if what you have said of me is true, then let me walk in that...further that blessing and promise." He wasn't afraid to ask something of God...wasn't afraid to ask for more of God, more of His favor.
Third...He asked for the right thing..to learn. To be taught the ways of God...and beyond that, with motive of knowing God.
Fourth: verse 14...God's answer is His presence. When Moses asked for God to teach him, and give him favor...God's answer was simple...His presence. After all, how do we expect to learn from God, of God if we are not with God?
This week, I want to be more aware of God's presence...I want to recognize Him in every moment so that I may learn...so that I may walk in favor. There is so much more in these verses...too much to write in one post. But I hope you keep reading, and I hope you keep thinking deeply, allowing God to move you, to teach you.