Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hand in Hand with God

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

The unknown future is one of mankind’s most frightening realities. Often, the road ahead appears bleak, especially in times of stress and uncertainty. But Christ followers have a unique gift that enables them to face these unknowns with confidence. We have trainable, spiritual eyes that see an omniscient God who not only holds the future, but also holds us in His hand.

Moses left the comforts of Egypt and led the children of Israel through the Red Sea, into the wilderness, and to a land flowing with milk and honey, because he saw “the One who is invisible” [Hebrews 11:27]. His spiritual eyes were trained, focused on the God whom he trusted completely. 

Ours may not be as dramatic as his, but we are all called to move forward with our own particular calling, often without the benefit of detailed instructions. But we do share something: the promised presence of God.

That’s why it is vital that we remain pure in heart. In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will ‘see’ God” [Matthew 5:8]. Being pure in heart doesn’t mean perfection. It describes the person who walks in obedience, confessing and forsaking sinful thoughts and actions. 

With pure hearts, we know and sense His abiding presence with us. With that, we can face the future unknowns hand and hand with Him.

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the One who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27

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