The Israelites are preparing to leave the desert, for the Promised Land. Moses has met with God to prepare for the trip. The Bible says he spoke to the Lord, like a man to his friend. (Exodus 33:11) Moses tells God he doesn’t want to go to the Promised Land without the presence of the Lord. After Moses prayer and repentance God says I will do as you ask. I wont leave you.
Then he said to him “If your presence does not go with us do not bring us up from here.”
Exodus 33:15 NKJV
This is powerful stuff! One, it reminds us that we can look to God as our friend. Call Him regularly, drop a few texts to Him, Read all His posts in The Book, and like them or comment. Two, you can change Gods plans with true repentance. Ultimately, remember to ask for his presence in your life. Go as far as to not go unless God is with you!
Let us all get to the point of feeling like you are our friend. Bring that closeness. Remind us to not want to do anything without you and your presence in our life Amen
Psalms 9:3, Psalms 16:11 shows us how to defeat our enemys
Psalms 95:2 praise him for it
Psalms 139:7, Jonah 1:3 can’t hide from it
Acts 3:19 brings refreshing