"Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight show me now Your way...,"This is what the great leader Moses prayed in Exodus 33:13, after God had said He would destroy the people of Israel for their disobedience of worshiping the golden calf, and had spoken directly with Moses face to face in the tabernacle.
Moses wanted to know God more! He saw God face to face and begged to find grace in His sight.
"My presence shall go with you and I will give you rest." Exodus 33:14If Moses, who had seen God, still wanted to know Him more, how much more should I desire to spend time with my Heavenly Father.
I am His special creation, His workmanship as Ephesians 2:10 says.
"Created in Christ Jesus unto good works... walk in them."Walk in good works.
For me this means, get organized, but don´t stress over your schedule. Write down a plan to spend time with God first. Pray over that plan. Then do your best to see it completed.
When I make a schedule, I know I will break it. I tend to stress over keeping the times strictly, then I become a slave to the schedule and I stress. This is not what God means by walking in good works.
I believe that I can set a flexible schedule, but make spending time with my Lord and Savior a priority.
I live in a three bedroom apartment with three teenage boys, my hubby of 16 years, and a one year old puppy named Toro! (Bull) It is so difficult to find alone time.
When I was in college I would get up at 5:30 every morning to have my time with God. It was our special moment. I knew He would speak to me. He would wrap His loving arms around me through His Words in scripture.
Through the years, I have grasped at the strings of having these moments again. They are only ever within my reach when I make God my first priority everyday.
Psalm 37: 3-5 says:
" Trust in the Lord and do good"- then you will dwell (rest) and be fed (satisfied)
"Delight yourself in the LORD"- Make Him your joy, your everything and He will give you the desires of your heart.
"Commit your way unto the LORD, trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass."My question is always, "How do I do this?" How do I apply these verses to my life. This one seems so obvious and simple, but so often eludes me.
All I need to do is read the Bible and set time apart to savor God´s every word to me.
Here is a song from my past. It always spoke to my heart, drawing me back to my quiet time with my Father.
Resting in Him today,