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Power of Prayer

They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt, Wonders in the land of Ham And awesome things by the Red Sea. Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
Psalms 106:21‭-‬23 NASB

See Exodus 32:11-14 and Deuteronomy 9:25-29

🌹On account of Your great name Lord God, because you have been pleased to make make us Your people, You will not abandon us. For this we are forever grateful to You.
Lord, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against You by ceasing to pray for Your people. Burden my heart to pray that they be instructed in the good and right way.
Lord, I fear and serve You in truth with all my heart for I consider what great things You have done for me. Keep me from doing wicked things so I will not be swept away. All to Your glory Lord God. Amen.
1 Samuel 12:22‭-‬25 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Shine

Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,
Deuteronomy 34:10 NASB

Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.
Exodus 33:11a NASB

It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.

So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him.
Exodus 34:29‭-‬30‭, ‬35 NASB

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6 NASB

Does your light shine in the darkness?
Does Jesus shine in your heart from having  spent time with Him? Does your heart give the Light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus so others see?

🌹Time spent in prayer and reading the Bible, God’s Holy Word, is never wasted.

God, shine Your Light in and through me that others may see Your glory and come to the knowledge of You. Amen.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Prophesy

So a young man ran and told Moses and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, “Moses, my Lord, restrain them.” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!”
Numbers 11:27‭-‬29 NASB

What a blessing to be living the New Testament side of Jesus. We have the privilege of the Lord’s “Spirit upon us”. Upon confession of Jesus Christ:

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:3‭-‬4 NASB

With the Holy Spirit in us we can proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ under His guidance through our belief and surrender to His will.

🌹Can you just imagine what a difference we can make in the world by succumbing to the Spirit that resides in us? Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Prophesy:
to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God’s stead.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

From Trust to Praise

And He said, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.”
Exodus 3:12 NASB

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalms 42:11 NASB

God sent Moses to Egypt but He didn’t send him alone. Our God will not send us without provision to accomplish what He has sent us to do. And He will not send us alone. Hope in God and trust Him for the outcome, whatever it is you are facing.

🌹You will come out on the other side praising and trusting Him.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Mercy

They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt, Psalm 106:21‭ NASB

Have we forgotten our Savior, our God?

Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them. Psalm 106:23‭ NASB

O the power of prayer that is brought before a personal God. Moses who walked, talked, lived life in a close, personal relationship with Him. Was Moses perfect? No, but God is. Moses stood in the gap on behalf of Israel for the sake of God’s name.

Are you willing to stand in the gap asking God to pour out mercy on your nation? Family? Friends? Neighbors?

Moses was not the only one to stand in the gap:

But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the Lord . Therefore He swore to them That He would cast them down in the wilderness, Then Phinehas stood up and interposed, And so the plague was stayed. And it was reckoned to him for righteousness, To all generations forever. Psalm 106:25‭-‬26‭, ‬30‭-‬31‭ NASB

Again the power of prayer. O to see what God can do with a repentant heart that prays on behalf of others. It would be reckoned to us as righteousness.

Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their iniquity. Psalm 106:43‭ NASB

The mercy of God. Patience of God. And yet we still sin against our God. Until we come to the point of such distress we call out to Him.

Nevertheless He looked upon their distress When He heard their cry; And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness. Psalm 106:44-‬45‭ NASB

How long will we wait before we cry out to God for mercy, repent of our sin, and stand in the gap for others?

Save us, O Lord our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, “Amen.”

Praise the Lord!
Psalm 106:47‭-‬48 NASB

🌹Will you take time to pray earnestly with me, seeking God’s mercy, until we see His answer and can rejoice and praise His glorious name together?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Show Me Your Glory

Then Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!” — Exodus 33:18

and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. — Exodus 33:22

Moses is my favorite Bible person. I love reading about his interactions with God. He and the Lord met together many times from the”burning bush” to Moses’ dying day. They had the kind of intimate relationship that I would like to have with our Lord.

In this particular passage of Scripture God said, “You have found favor in My sight”. Moses boldly said, “I pray You, show me Your glory”. As we see in verse 22, God showed him!!!

I often pray asking God to show me His glory and He does!!! In answered prayers, in blessings, in watching His master work in restoring relationships, in spiritual growth in believers, etc. When we ask to see His glory He opens our eyes to see. God is amazing!

On one occasion Moses’ meeting with God lasted 40 days and 40 nights. Moses was so overtaken with the glory of God that he didn’t even eat or drink that whole time. When Moses returned to the people of Israel the skin of his face shone from speaking with God. The Israelites were afraid so Moses put a veil over his face. Whenever Moses went in before the Lord he would remove the veil.

I have known Christians in my time who’ve had a special glow about them, a twinkle in their eye when they spoke of the Lord. I wonder if it is because they spend intimate, quality time with Jesus. I’m guessing that is the reason. In the meantime I am going to work on that glow of glory that comes only from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How about you? Will you join me in the quest to glory in the Lord and for the Lord?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon