God’s presence can give you peace in any situation, including a difficult workplace or a home that is in constant upheaval. It can enable you to show love in the face of abuse and patience in the midst of stress; to bring positive change without a lot of words, and to end up feeling good about the way you handle things. So today, spend some time in God’s presence and allow Him to give you the rest you need. Love you all.
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
What is true for Moses is true for you and me. If we’ll humble ourselves before God, He will be faithful to teach us His ways and guide us on the right path. As we go His way there is this wonderful promise of His presence. When we live in His presence, this is the place of true rest. His Word is true when He says: “I will give you rest.” We all can experience this rest today as we hear His voice and allow Him to speak reassuring words to our hearts.
I find in this conversation between God and Moses the secret to true rest for all of us. We need to set our heart to always be in a listening and learning mode so that our Heavenly Father can teach us His ways and guide us in making wise choices. I find this morning that as I let the Lord speak to me, He calms my spirit and my heart and reassures me that He is in control and He will be faithful to accomplish His purposes in me and through me.
Life is so busy, and schedules can be so full, that there seems to be little time for rest. It is important to take Sabbath rests to give our bodies and minds a break. It is also important to acknowledge that there’s a rest we can experience each day when we know we’ve obeyed and pleased our Lord.
The promise of His Presence is there for me, as it is for you. By God’s grace, we no longer have to ask for it as Moses did. But perhaps we have taken all that for granted and totally missed the significance, Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Will we run into His Presence? Will we enter His rest?
Thank you, Father that in your presence there is fullness of joy and true rest. I set my heart to please you this day as I follow you. Lord Jesus, come and fill us with your love and your Spirit, so that we can recognize your voice and direction for our lives. Thank you for giving us rest in our soul and spirit as we walk in your ways. In Jesus name Amen!