Friday, April 1, 2011

Exodus 40:34-38 NASB

"Then the Lord covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle...and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.  And throughout all their journeys whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out; but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up.  For throughout all their journeys, the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel,"

I love this passage of Scripture!  It was the crowning presence of God over all that Israel had done to build the Tabernacle and all that was in it. Do you know the daily presence of the Lord, directing your comings and goings?  How are you most aware?  Where do you feel His presence the most?  Is it through your  daily "alone" time with Him ?  I hope you do this.  It's vital to heart life.  Is it in your service to special needs in your community?  Jesus said, "As much as you've done it to the least of these, you've done it to me"--there you'll see Me!  Find your Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and ends of the earth ministries.  It will keep your heart warm with Divine fire.  Do you feel God's presence in a special way when you worship with your family at your family altar?  So many have let this opportunity go by the wayside.  Don't give this up and don't give up on this.  God loves family time.  Your children need this.  You need this. He meets with those who meet with Him.  Or perhaps you feel God most near when you worship with others of like mind and heart.  May God fill your church community with His gracious presence.  We all need this!  Wherever you are, and whatever you do, God wants to be there with you, all the time.  We may not have "the cloud of the Lord" over us as did the children of Israel, but it's the same Presence. Make sure you have His Presence all along the way. 

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