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A Place Near Me

Exodus 33:21-22

The LORD said, “Here is a place near Me. You are to stand on the rock, and when My glory passes by, I will put you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by…”

Moses did not want to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land unless God was there. Without His presence, there was nothing to distinguish them from the rest of the people. Moses asked to see God’s glory. He wanted confirmation that he was on the right track, and God granted his request.

There will be times when you want and need to know God is with you and that you have heard correctly from Him. Asking for confirmation is admirable and not to be confused with doubt. We all need to know if we got it right sometimes. Otherwise, we will end up in a place where God never intended for us to be, and we may need to be rescued or re-directed. God can confirm His word to you by revealing His glory and showing you just where He is at work in your life.

God directed Moses to a place near Him. We have to get close enough to God to sense His presence. In this case, Moses needed to be close enough to God for Him to grab hold of Moses and hide him with His hand. If we are wandering on our own and not even seeking God’s guidance, we may not be close enough for God to reveal anything to us. To hear from Him and see what He is doing in our lives, we need to seek Him and get as close to Him as we can. We have to learn to hear His voice and recognize when He is speaking. This requires drawing near to Him in prayer and Bible study – a quiet time when we give Him our full attention and allow Him to speak.

God hid Moses in the rock while He was working. Moses simply had to stand. God took the action. When God was ready to show Moses something, He removed His hand to reveal where He had been. Moses saw the glory in the finished work.

Today, we stand on the finished work of Christ as our rock. Trust that God is working in your life, and He will reveal His glory to you in due time. If God isn’t in it, it is not worth having. Ask Him to confirm His word to you, and trust Him while you wait. Seeing His glory revealed in your life is worth any time you had to wait and any questions you had to ponder. Look for a place near Him, wait, and watch while He shows you things that will blow your mind! His glory revealed in you will be awesome!

Have a blessed day!

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