Why is God’s presence so important?  Moses knew.  He realized that he could not accomplish God’s purposes without God’s presence.  In his incredible dialogue with God, Moses said that he would not go any further on his journey unless God accompanied him,    

Then Moses said to him [God], “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.  (Exodus 33:15 NIV)

God’s palpable presence was that important.


The reality of God’s invisible but real presence is sometimes difficult to comprehend. I must trust that His Spirit is constantly with me and active in my life even when I am unaware.  The story of Bezalel the master craftsman who led the work to build the Tabernacle, gives insight into what God’s presence provides?

The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability and expertise in all kinds of crafts.  (Exodus 35:31 NLT)


Yielding my life to the work of the Spirit provides all that I need for His purposes.  My work and family life become a story of God’s gracious Presence.  Amazing!


Will you join me this week in stepping out recognizing God is with us?


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder