TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Seek me. Follow me. While it’s easy to camp around a sermon or preacher, they only point to me. Experience My divine presence and majesty as you pitch your tent next to me. I will care for you.
PRESENCE AND PROVISION
Once they escaped their slave masters in Egypt, the children of Israel found themselves in uncharted territory – the wilderness. The wilderness was incredibly hard because they quickly found out freedom was not about doing things their way. Freedom is about letting God do things His way for and through you because His ways are higher. Ouch!
The wilderness is an ugly place where God shows up and amazing things can happen if you let them. It’s the place where God says, “Rest, relax and rely on me. I’ll show you I can be trusted.” How? By camping in His presence, the Hebrews would see Him at work day in and day out.
They learned to live with God in a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Amazing!
While we no longer see that cloud or pillar of fire, God still wants you and I to camp out around His presence. He wants you hidden away from the mob and the influence of your Egypt. He says, “Don’t focus on the daily routine of the world – what you will eat or wear. Just focus on me. I’ll take care of those details while you get to know My heart.”
“And He said, ‘My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
– Exodus 33:14
Pretty soon, you will feel more alive today than you did yesterday. Things that used to wear you out, don’t anymore. That’s what the presence of the Lord does for you. That’s why you don’t want to find yourself camping around a sermon or a preacher. The only place to camp out is in Jesus’ presence.
When you do, you’ll wake up to manna each morning. While the children of Israel found fresh food that tasted like biscuits and honey on the ground, you too will find provision in His presence. You’ll find joy through the song playing in your head, strength in the verse you read this morning and purpose in the testimony He is writing through you. That’s your manna.
Sound easy? It’s not. It’s incredibly hard not to grab the steering wheel several times each day and demand your way. Giving up control is never comfortable. It is, however, wise when it comes to your Deliverer. If you want your upgrade, if you want the next level, you need to surround yourself with Him. Talk to Him. Listen for Him. Seek Him and camp where He is. You’ll never be the same.
NEED PROVISION? TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO SET UP CAMP IN THE LORD’S PRESENCE AND STAY THERE. LET HIM MEET YOUR EVERY NEED.
From my sermon series Milk and Honey