Words from the Heart for Friday January 25th, 2019
And he said, “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.”
Exodus 33:14 (KJV)
My Presence Will Go With You
This past October, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs announced the appointment of new consul general in Detroit and Los Angeles. These diplomats will be a part of a network of consuls general with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. The consuls general work with provinces, the business community, labour, Indigenous peoples and others to represent and defend Canadian goals and interests throughout the United States.
God’s presence in our lives is a great gift. No matter where life takes us, we have the assurance the He is with us. His presence means that when we face the trials of life, the challenges and tough times, He is right there to carry us through and fill us with His peace. When we are in times of blessing and joy, the Lord is there to share those things with us. In Exodus 33:14, God gives this promise to His people: “And he said, “”My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.” The Lord knew how desperately the people of Israel would need His abiding presence with them as they wandered in the wilderness for the next 40 years. They weren’t aware of it, but God knew what lay ahead. There would be times of disappointment. His presence would carry them through those times. There would be times when they needed food and water, and His presence guaranteed that Jehovah Jireh, the Lord who Provides, would give them exactly what they needed. And He promises His rest, which we all need. He is with you, too, always. You can count on that today.
These have been words from the heart.