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Greetings fellow sisters in Christ,
Today I wanted to share with you all, how God is moving in my heart as I join in an Online Bible study with the ladies from At The Well: Titus 2. Before I begin, watch this video clip from comedian Tim Hawkins.
Now, you have to admit, that was funny but I'm just not sure that he really gets the idea of "hedge of protection". In our Bible study this week, we have begun to reflect on the names of God and what they mean in our daily lives. Yahweh, is the most sacred name of God. The meaning is "I Am, the One who Is, the self-existent One". The Hebrew meaning is translated in our current Bibles as "LORD" (all caps), when you see this spelling you know that the actual translation is Yahweh. (Click HERE to here Jenifer explain, Very Interesting). The name Yahweh, reflects the true nature of an almighty, ever faithful God!
"And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people." Exodus 13:21 & 22 NKJV
When the children of Israel left Egypt, God was with them. He protected them and moved with them. He sent constant protection and provision for His people. Exodus 14 shows a vivid illustration of how Yahweh turned a potentially deadly situation the Israelites were facing, to ultimately show His glory and almighty Hand. He showed, once again, He is always in control and He is the faithful One. In this account of the Israelites fleeing into the wilderness, we see that God turned the heart of the Egyptians, then turned and delivered His people to the other side of the Red Sea on dry land, then destroying Pharaoh and his army . . . just in time, I might add!
Why does God wait? Why does it always seem to be just in the nick of time? My beloved sister, God is always on time. Yahweh's glory and might will be evident in your life through every circumstance that He brings you through, or safes you from. His faithfulness to protect and ultimately deliver His children produces knowledge of His greatness and glory to others and produces fear of the LORD and belief in the One that He has sent, Jesus Christ, in His children. (Exodus 14:30-31)
As we come to the final thoughts in this session of Jenifer's Bible study, I wanted to share a thought that she gives us in Session 2: Day 2. "Moses came to realize how utterly important it was for the LORD to always be with him. In Exodus 33, Moses said to the LORD, 'I'm not going anywhere unless You go with me. Your Presence must go with me." Jenifer paraphrased Exodus 33 to help us reflect on how we are moving throughout our days. Do you ask God to go with you? Will you refuse to go anywhere that His Presence will not go? Why would we want to go anywhere or do anything without the almighty, faithful, merciful, compassionate and loving Yahweh?
I submit ladies, that we go forward, like the Israelites, with the Pillar and Fire going before us! The LORD was in the pillar of cloud and He set the pillar to guide and to stand between the Israelites and their enemies. Let Yahweh guide us all today and let us only go where He is leading us. At the end of the day, I promise, He will show Himself faithful and true as your God!
* Join in the discussion and leave your comments below. I would love to hear how God is moving in your life. I would love to pray along side of you for Yahweh to be your protector and deliverer. *
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