Wednesday, May 29, 2013

We Reflect on Key Places

Scripture: Exodus 18:5
Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was camped, at the mount of God.

Insights:  Notice where Moses met his father-in-law.  It was at the mount of God, otherwise known as Mount Sinai.  This mountain is the same one in which Moses encountered God at the burning bush.  This mountain is the one where God promised Moses that he would return and worship Him on that mountain.  This mountain was a key location in the life of Moses because it was here that he felt, met and surrendered to God and His will.  There are key locations in our lives as well.  For many young people it was a specific youth camp in a specific location.  For others it was a particular geographic scenic view that captured their heart and brought them into the presence of God.  Still for others it was a particular piece of furniture in which they regular met with God in daily quiet time and prayer and regularly God spoke to them there.  The point is this: we need to cherish these key locations and remember them because of the key truths or promises God gave to us in these locations.  Just as God promised Moses that he would worship Him back on this mount of God, so He gives you promises and those promises never fail.  As you remember those key locations think back on the encounter with God.  Don’t only think about the visual majesty, but on the specific relationship you had with God Almighty.  Those reflections will help carry you through many days of hardship and pain.

  1. What are some key locations in which you have experienced the presence of God?
  2. What are some specific truths or promises God shared with you at these location?
Prayer: Father, You have created so many beautiful places and have used them so often to speak to my heart.  Thank You for the joy of Your creation.  Continue, please, meeting me at those locations of significance. Amen.

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