I am a huge fan of Moses and feel like we can learn a ton from him about how to walk with God, how to lead others, and how to handle conflict. I have learned so much from him. Recently, while reading Exodus 33, I learned another powerful life-lesson and it's making a tremendous impact on how I'm living my life day-to-day.
Moses said to God, "Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight."
Here is the ask: (and man, do I desire this as well)
- Show me your ways
- So that I may know you
- So that I can find favor in your sight.
This is an awesome request and one that I believe is pivotal for my life. This one request, if answered and learned, can redefine how I live my life from day to day; through success, failure, joy and sadness, victory and disappointment...all of it!
Get ready - here is God's simple answer:
"My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest."
So here is the simple way of God for you and me:
- Assume, lean into, count on, and enjoy the Presence of God
- Interesting: "my Presence will go with you" so not only are you following Jesus, He is following you. Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might, for the Lord our God is with you!
- Rest. Stay at peace. Stay calm. Rest is what God promised in the practice of the Sabbath. Rest from work. Rest from burdens. Rest from conflict or trials. Rest. And that Sabbath promise is not a one-day-a-week deal for Jesus people - It's a 24/7/365 deal because God is with us and that brings rest from our toil and trials.
So, simply stated, here is how to walk with God, live in his ways, and experience his favor: Assume the Presence of God with you and rest in Him.
I love it and it's making a huge difference in my journey.