Today I am reading from Exodus 12 & 13 (Passover and ceremony of unleavened bread) , Psalm 21 and Acts 1- Jesus is taken to Heaven and Matthias replaces Judas.
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
Pharaoh has finally released the Israelites! It took ten different plagues… phew. God showed up over and over again for the Israelites. Now God is showing up as He leads the Israelites out of Egypt. They are following him as he goes before them, day and night. It’s awesome to me that God provides a path for them to clearly follow.
The Israelites had a Pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night to follow, but what do we have today to see where God is taking us? Yes, He has given us 3 ways! Amazing ways.
1) His Holy Spirit
2) Prayer and the ability to meet with God
3) His WORD! The Bible!
God Almighty, you are awesome. You lead us with your Holy Spirit, you answer our prayers and you meet with us in the Living Word. Forgive us for taking these things for granted. We don’t use these resources as we should. Sometimes, Lord, I talk more about something than I ever pray about it. I seek answers in other venues when you’ve already given them to me in your Word. And when the Holy Spirit prompts me, I have often failed to take orders. You are faithful to forgive, and for that I am thankful. Meet us, Lord. Help us to be more Christ like each day.
In Jesus’ name we pray,