The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
(Exodus 33:14 NIV)
Having experienced God’s mighty presence throughout the whole exodus journey, Moses couldn’t imagine going into the Promised Land without it. Even though God told Moses that an angel would lead the way, Moses still pleaded with God, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here” (Exodus 33:15). Moses even added, “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?” (v.16).
If you’ve known God for a long time, you can relate to Moses. God’s presence makes a big difference in your life. There’s a sense of peace and contentment when He’s a part of your life. God’s presence in your life sets you apart because people can tell that there’s something special about you. It points others to Him. Therefore, I’ve learned to make Moses’ prayer my own. I want to live with a constant sense of God’s presence and be known as His follower.
Never underestimate the power of God’s presence in your life.