My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.
- Exodus 33:14
In our moments of distraction, we can forget about the Lord’s presence. Too often we become unaware of His eternal promise to never leave us. In this verse, Moses was talking with God about leading the people out of Sinai. Moses made it clear he wanted nothing more than the Lord’s presence to go with them.
“Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 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?” (Exodus 33:15-16)
Out of all the things Moses could have asked, he desired the presence of God. Moses understood the impact His presence had. And, he couldn't stand to depart if it meant they would be without Him.
When we truly chase after God, we chase after His glory and presence. When we allow Him to captivate our heart and surrender to Him completely, our lives are never the same. The more we fall in love with Jesus, the more people in our lives will see Him within us. Allowing the presence of the Lord to permeate your life will distinguish you among the crowd, and people won’t be able to help but be drawn to you. His presence in your life will begin to open doors for you to lead others to Him.
So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name. (Exodus 33:17)
Today, be mindful of the Lord’s loving presence in your walk. Never has He left you, and He never will. He knows you by name, and He will be with you into all of eternity.