Summary: Moses also said..and we all should be saying this..over and over each day. Let me live in your favor - Once we know Gods ways and know God personally, than the favor of God can rest on our lives. And we should expect it to...God expects us to
How many of you this morning, remember the storm we had about a year ago that knocked out power with straight-line winds
For some of us I was restored within hours, for others it was overnight and still for a few select others down on mitchell street, it was over a week later.
As the days rolled by, it became more apparent day by day how vulnerable we really are to nature...
And that we are much more dependent on electricity, then sometimes we like to think..
In fact we are or so it seems, helpless without it..it's almost impossible to get anything done without it.
It's holds true the same way..with the power of God in each
Individual ones life.
We have the power of God at our disposal all of the time but yet we
Choose to disconnect and experience daily power failure and attempt to get by on our own strength everyday.
We need to experience the presence of God to experience His power. Just like electricity, when we remove the presence of God from our lives; we also remove the power.
EX 33:13 Amp.
13.Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people.
17.And the Lord said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name.
18.And Moses said, I beseech You, show me Your glory.
19.And God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, THE LORD, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy and loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy and loving-kindness
When we are in and walk in the favor of God, we are...set apart from the world, because He chooses to show us His favor.. He chooses to give us an advantage
We should feel privileged, God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, THE LORD, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy and loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy and loving-kindness.
God created humanity to have a deep personal relationship with Him,
Gods desire for your life is to have that same kind of relationship with Him.
He wants you to be able feel and to walk in His presence and experience His power in your life on a continual basis.
In our text..Moses speaks with God here and simply reminds God of His promises.
Why does Moses do this?
Its not like God forgot the promises He made.
Moses was genuinely concerned, because God had removed His presence from the Israelite camp!
The power had been disconnected..There was no longer a sense of Gods presence within the nation of Israel.
They had stopped seeking God like they once had and started seeking in themselves for the answers.
And if you were to turn on the news each evening it would seem like it was a repeat of history..in the here and now
It seems now more than ever there is so much chaos in the world
2 Timothy 3:1-5 MSG
3 1-5 Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.
TBS. When you seek Me, you shall find Me
How many christians do the same thing, their just going through the motions,
How many come into churchs all across the globe, week after week having no real experience with God?
What is the problem? They are not seeking more of God,
why would anyone want to settle for the status quo of life and leave it there..
That's what we had before we became Christians
If we settle with what we have already experienced with God we cannot grow.
When we settle for where we are with God, we will never move forward into a deeper walk with Him.
The truth is, that we cannot and we must not...just simply settle, for the status quo anymore!
The status quo...is just a empty state..to be in...and to live in
God is constantly doing new things, He wants to take us to new Highs.