DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
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
THEME: KNOWING THE LORD WILL DIFFERENTIATE YOU
WORDS OF HOPE:
“If Your Presence does not go . . . Your people will be distinguished by this from all the other people on the face of the earth”. I suppose that we all desire to be distinguishable, set apart from the rest of society. God’s presence does just that in our lives. Because of God’s presence, we are holy people. Holy means set apart, distinct or separate. When we come into God’s presence, we are on holy ground. The thrust of this text is that because of the accompanying presence of God, we are holy people. We are different because God’s presence accompanies us. We are not different because of what we do, but rather because of what God does in and through us. A holy person takes God’s accompanying presence seriously. Think about it. When we are consciously aware of God’s presence; it will impact our talk, our behavior, and our thoughts. God’s accompanying presence causes us to think different, act differently, talk differently, love differently, and serve differently. “And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your temporary residence” (I Peter 1:17). The accompanying presence of God calls us to stand out in the crowd, to be distinct, separate, and unusual. He calls us to be different. Dare to be different in the home, office, market and every other place you locate yourself.
• Pray that the Lord will grant you the grace to be different.
• Ask the Lord to grant you the grace to know how to communicate with others.
• Pray for the grace to be unique wherever you locate yourself.
O Lord Jesus, May my life be different to indicate that your presence is always with me in the name of Jesus. Amen 🙏🏽