Last night was our first taste of Shekinah! Take a few minutes to reflect on what you thought about the evening. Did God reveal something new to you?
What ways is he asking you to acknowledge his presence?
We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. -2 Corinthians 4:5-6
We read this passage last night. What do you think about knowing the glory of God through Jesus Christ? Is this something you have experienced before?
11 “Who is like you among the gods, O Lord—glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?
12 You raised your right hand, and the earth swallowed our enemies.
13 “With your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed In your might, you guide them to your sacred home.
14 The peoples hear and tremble; anguish grips those who live in Philistia.
15 The leaders of Edom are terrified; the nobles of Moab tremble. All who live in Canaan melt away;
16 terror and dread fall upon them.
The power of your arm makes them lifeless as stone until your people pass by, O Lord, until the people you purchased pass by.
17 You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain—the place, O Lord, reserved for your own dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hands have established.
18 “The Lord will reign forever and ever!”
The above passage is part of Moses’ song that he sings just after crossing the Red Sea and escaping Egypt. We will be looking tonight at Moses’ personal experience with the glory of God, and this passage is an excellent place to start!
When I read this, I see Moses’ heart. He confident not only in the power of God but also of the unfailing love of God.
Do you tend to lean one way or the other? Only acknowledging God’s power or his love?
Because of the ways in which Moses had seen God presence at work not only around and among him but through Moses, himself, as well; he had confidence in who God was and what he was going to do for his people!
Reread verses 17 and 18. Don’t they just burst with confidence and hope!
Last night, I read Ephesians 1:18 over you. Read it again for yourself.
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
Can you pray this for yourself? Why or why not?
Read it again like this:
I pray that [my] heart will be flooded with light so that [I] can understand the confident hope he has given to [me whom] he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
Keep praying this even when it feels difficult.
Keep praying this even when it feels easy.
I am excited to dig into the example of Moses with you tonight!