Bringing God with you every moment is a choice
Moses understand that no matter how much he learned and grew as a leader, he could not do it alone. He could not accomplish the great things that God had for him without God’s help. Moses told God: “If Your presence does not go, don’t make us go up from here” (Exodus 33.15 HSCB). Moses would rather stay and wait then move without God’s presence.
When we begin to rely on our own strength, we will forge ahead without asking God’s guidance in the matter. If God doesn’t go with us, we will have to support the results of our choices on our own. Eventually, our strength and resources will run dry, and we’ll wonder why everything seems so hard.
Moses saw his need for divine help. He had a million plus people with all sorts of talents and resources at his disposal, but even with all that support, Moses knew they wouldn’t be enough. Moses could have asked God for more resources, more connections, more wisdom or more influence (none of which are wrong requests), but he got down to the core problem: nothing valuable and eternal is possible without God.
We are in desperate need of a Savior. We are nothing without God. All the talent, money and influence in the world doesn’t make a bit of difference if God is not with us. We can’t do it alone. Once we realize our complete dependence on God and His saving grace through Jesus Christ, we won’t make any decisions or take any actions unless we know that God is going with us.
When we finally begin to rely on our limitless God, He can do the miraculous through us and our efforts, and everyone will know that He is with us. Whatever we do and wherever we go, we want to ask God to join us.
“The Lord replied, ‘Listen, I am making a covenant with you in the presence of all your people. I will perform miracles that have never been performed anywhere in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people around you will see the power of the Lord—the awesome power I will display for you'” (Exodus 34.10 NLT).
Here are 7 Ways to make sure that God goes with you.
Bring God with you by seeing your need for Him
God is the creator of all things. He dwells outside of time, and He sees our victory. He has unlimited resources ready to help us achieve His will, but we must rely on Him. We may want to rely on people and things that we can see and touch, but only God can fulfill His plans in and through us.
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible'” (Matthew 19.26 NLT).
Bring God with you by not moving right away
Fools act on impulse. Once we realize we need God, we will less likely jump ahead of Him. We will wait for Him to give us the green light, so we can have His supernatural power flowing in our actions. Waiting on God’s timing is one of the most difficult disciplines to learn, yet the most powerful.
“Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness” (Proverbs 13.16 NLT).
Bring God with you by relying on Him for everything
God’s system of doing things is very different than the world’s system. When we rely on human understanding, we may miss all that God has planned for us. God sometimes only shows us a few steps ahead because the full picture won’t make sense to us. But we can trust God knows what He’s doing.
“’My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts'” (Isaiah 55.8-9 NLT).
Bring God with you by praying every day
Seeking God every morning places our feet firmly on His path for our life. Whether He wants us to wait or go, we can trust that we are right where He wants us to be every day. Then the days of our obedient waiting and going will accumulate, and we will be directly on His overarching Kingdom Plan.
“Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly” (Psalm 5.3 NLT).
Bring God with you by praying about everything
Prayer is our weapon against fear. When we move out of fear, we are going in the wrong direction away from God’s will. Making choices out of a spirit of fear leads to disaster because we start making decisions outside of God’s protection. When we feel worry creep up, we need to make room for more God.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4.6-7 NLT).
Bring God with you by reading Scripture every day
Whether we read our Bible, read Christian literature and/or listen to sermons, we can drink from the Word daily. The Bible literally is the Person of Jesus in written form (John 1). The resurrection power of Jesus Christ is in the Word. Take from this power as often as possible.
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 1.19-20 NLT).
Bring God with you by allowing Jesus to renew you
We will never be perfect. Even if God is going with us, we will sometimes stumble and fall. We can either fixate on our mistakes or understand that the Blood of Jesus is constantly at work cleansing and perfecting us. Our sins are gone. We have been redeemed. God’s corrections are drenched in love and approval.
“But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1.7 NLT).
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