s20050424m_Gods Presence In Your Trials
God’s Presence in Your Trials—Exodus 14:19-20
19 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel's camp, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 20 coming between the army of Egypt and the camp of Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. Verses 19-20
5You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. 7Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence
WHEN YOU ARE BETWEEN THE SWORD AND THE SEA PRACTICE
¨ [ACKNOWLEDGING] God’s Nearness In Your Heart!
So acknowledge today and take to heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Deuteronomy 4:39
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5
¨ [VISUALIZING] God’s Presence In Your Mind!
13 Arise, O Lord! confront them, overthrow them! Deliver my life from the wicked by thy sword, 14 …. 15 As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with beholding thy form. Psalms 17:13-15
THE NEW TESTAMENT VISION OF GOD
13…I saw one like the Son of Man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash across his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and from his mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining with full force. Revelation 1:13-16
¨ [APPROACHING] God’s Presence Through Prayer!
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hb 4:15-16
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8
¨ [REFLECTING] God’s Presence In Your Demeanor!
And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
What Is Your Habit Of Faith?
And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6