If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people (Exodus 33:13 NIV).
Moses is having a dialogue with God. This happens just when God is asking Moses to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. Moses is aware of the enormity of the responsibility. So he is making … Read the rest
See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared (Exodus 23:20 NIV).
Our life is a big journey. In this big journey of life there are smaller journeys too. For a Christian these journeys can become special experiences of God’s protection, guidance and care. This is because God sends His angel ahead of us. … Read the rest
As they were going down to the edge of the town, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to go on ahead of us”–and the servant did so–“but you stay here awhile, so that I may give you a message from God” (1 Samuel 9:27 NIV).
How often do you get a message from God? Not often could be your answer. Are you very busy? Yes, in fact too busy, … Read the rest
That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry; all the ground was covered with dew (Judges 6:40 NIV).
Gideon stands here as a representative of all new believers. They are willing to believe and do what God wants them to do. But they just feel the need of some kind of reassurance. And down through the centuries new believers have resorted to the method Gideon used to get … Read the rest
And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel (1 Chronicles 14:2 NIV).
God does not keep His children in the dark for long with matters concerning His will for their lives. To the man who seeks God’s will in all matters of his life, God reveals His will. Not only … Read the rest
In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out–until the day it lifted (Exodus 40:36,37 NIV).
God is to be acknowledged in all our travels. It means that we have to wait for God’s signal in all our moving out to do any kind of significant work.
The … Read the rest
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end (Psalm 48:14 NIV).
This God who dwells with His children and protects them is our God. He is our God not only for our earthly life, but for the life beyond it as well. He is our guide who delights to show us the way. With God as your guide, you … Read the rest
The hurts of life are painful.
And the agony of some life-experiences are like volcanic lava that boil and occasionally erupt under great pressure.
The suffering is real.
And words of comfort or care from your dearest may not wipe away those tears.
The question is: Can God?
The first thing to note is that, God does not forget you. You are His child. He views you with compassion more … Read the rest
Saul asked this question as soon as he got the answer to his previous question: “Who are you, Lord?” (Acts 22:8). The answer was: “I am Jesus of Nazareth.”
If you know for sure that the person with whom you had an encounter in life is Jesus, then the next question to ask is: “What shall I do, Lord?” (Acts 22:10). Saul asked this question. He got an answer. It … Read the rest
Open doors in life means opportunity, progress and promotion. But unexpectedly certain open doors close. It leaves you desperate. Then you cry out, “O my God, where are you? Is it all over for me? Open one door for me. Give me a sign of your goodness.1”
This cry comes from desperation. But you as God’s child need to be better informed about closed doors. They do not … Read the rest