Friday, December 23, 2011

UV 279/10,000 Exodus 33 v 17

Uni-verse 279/10,000 For better through verse Exodus 33 v 17
Exo 33:17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.

Two days ago, the Lord spoke this verse concerning me to a certain man of God. Accordingly, two days ago , a complicated issue requiring the cooperation of many people and many agencies was resolved by His power and grace miraculously without any one opposing it. It was a matter that I had laid before the Lord in prayer and spoken to many people about. Just as Caleb was sent to the assistance of Joshua, the Lord sent a man to assist me in resolving this rather intractable issue.

Finding grace in God’s sight – how much depends on us and how much on God? It is our faith that pleases God and wins His favour. Moses pleaded for the LORD’s presence saying that it was His presence with the Israelites that distinguished them from the rest of mankind. Thereby, in showing his faithfulness, Moses found favour in the Lord’s eyes. The fact that the Lord was with Moses was sufficient for him. Moses had faith that His presence would meet all his needs and overcome whatever opposition or challenges that he would face in the long journey to the promised land.

The Lord knows us and calls us by name. It implies that He knows us personally and He desires that we too enjoy a personal relationship with Him. When we are walking in intimate fellowship with the Lord, He hears and understands our need even before we speak it. He answers even as we pray or before the request is made just as a lover knows his beloved’s deepest desire even before she whispers it.

Prateep V Philip

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