Do you ever put your time and energy into focusing on the presence of God? It is the presence of God that shifts the way we think and respond to what is occurring in our life in faith. As life goes . . . the circumstances in our life take our attention . . . and we must decide where we will put our faith.
Humanity is surrounded by the presence of God; however, it is easy to respond to life as if God is not present or in control. Awareness of the presence, power, and peace of God changes our perception and ultimately how life is managed. Think about it, the Israelites were in the presence of God along the way, but they did not always pay attention to God.
Did they understand the miracle of being in His presence?
Did they understand God was at work?
Did they have peace in knowing God was with them and would not fail them?
The story of Exodus began . . .
God . . .
Heard their cries . . .
Took action . . .
Liberated them from the oppression of slavery . . .
Provided a way to a new life . . .
Protected them from the enemy of their past . . .
Opened the Red Sea and provided a dry pathway through . . .
BUT . . .
It was when the Egyptians drowned that the Israelites put their faith in God.
Along the way, the Israelites perceived that the oppressors, the Egyptians, had enough power to conquer them regardless of the presence and power of God. Until that day: When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the LORD had displayed against the Egyptians, they feared the LORD and put their faith in him and his servant Moses.
(Exodus 14: 31, NLT)
They put their faith in God.
Take a break.
Recognize and acknowledge the presence and power of God.
May God give you and I an awareness of His presence . . . covering . . . work . . . and love . . . wherever we are and whatever we are doing.
Be at peace.God is present.
Learning to KickStart the day putting faith in God,
(written by Kerrie L. Palmer © 2010 All Rights Reserved)