Time In God’s Presence
THE WORD SIROCCO
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Month Theme: Focus
Topic: Time In God’s Presence
Scripture Reading: Exodus 32:1-15
And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Sometimes leaders must get away from the people and spend some time in prayer. Jesus did that regularly. The Body of Christ should know that unless they allow the ministers to commit themselves to constant prayer and the Word, little can be done. People should not get offended when pastors cut down on movement from one member’s home to another’s home, in order to pray more.
The children of Israel could not stand it when Moses spent so much time with God (Exodus 32:1-2). They wanted to keep seeing him around them. A pastor may not have to answer the phone each time it rings. He must rigidly adhere to his prayer time. God does not compete with men for another man’s time and attention. We must patiently wait for God to finish His programme with the man before we receive from him.
If a leader stays with God long enough, he becomes so anointed that it takes a very short time for him to minister effectively. A few words and a single touch from a man who just came out of the presence of the Lord is all we need. We spend so much time in a service repeating ourselves because we do not spend adequate time in God’s presence. Leaders must not yield to the pressure to come out of their prayer closets before God is through with them.
Pray for your pastor that he will delight more in staying in the presence of God.
“Pressure of the People” by Eastwood Anaba
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