Our Face Time with God is important, even more so than with each other…
Exodus 33:14-17… The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16How 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?”
17And 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.”
You may talk with somebody but eventually you long to see their face. This is the same with the Lord. We want Him to be with us.
There should be a longing in each of us to see the face of God. What is meant by this is that what we want is an intimate relationship with Him.
We want God to lead us every single day of our lives. We need God leading us in the ways we should walk.
Seeking God’s face is critical to our well being. As much as we love to be in the presence of other people, nothing compares with the fellowship of God and being in His presence.
We need God’s presence to lead us and guide us every step of the way.
There are five blessings when we seek God…
- The favor of God is with us.
- God’s presence distinguishes us from every one else.
- The presence of God gives us rest.
- God gives us protection.
- God’s presence provides guidance and direction.
Once you have been in the presence of God, you know full well that it is hard to live without Him!