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Get Away With God

Daily Reading: Numbers 23

Scripture Focus: And he went to a bare height, and God met Balaam. (Numbers 23.3b-4a)

Devotional Thought: In the New Testament, we often find Jesus going to a solitary place of prayer. In order to hear from God, Jesus knew that he had to get away from the press of the crowd and the burden of his daily responsibilities. We see that same pattern in Joshua, the great conquering general who led the people of Israel into The Promised Land. He would often tarry in the tent of meeting away from the distractions and duties of life. Moses also spent times alone with God when he would experience God in unique and powerful ways.

Even Balaam, the secular prophet, knew that it was important to find time and space to be with God alone. He "went to a bare height, and God met Balaam."

Isn't it wonderful that God invites us to meet with him! And when we make the effort to do so, we are not disappointed. Christ is faithful and responsive to us. As a matter of fact, Christ himself is proactive - calling our names, knocking at our doors, seeking entry into our consciousness, desiring fellowship with us. How blessed we are!

So, if you don't know what to do, find a place where you can get alone with God. If you are overwhelmed by the duties of life, take a moment to pray. If you are weary and heavily burdened, come to Christ. He is waiting for you!

Prayer: Father, thank you that you are faithful and will meet with me when I take the time and make the effort. Help me to do that, Lord, for so often I forget to slow down and listen. Amen.

Psalm of the Day: 161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules. 165 Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. 166 I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments. 167 My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly. 168 I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you. (Psalms 119:161-168)

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