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Moments of faith daily devotional 08 March 2024 by Prophet Frank Udoh

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Title: Divine Encounter.

Message:


Throughout Scripture, we see accounts of people who had profound encounters with God that transformed their lives. From Moses encountering God in the burning bush to Jacob wrestling with the angel, these divine encounters often marked pivotal moments in the lives of those who experienced them. In this devotional, titled “Divine Encounter,” let’s explore the significance of encountering God’s presence in our everyday lives and the transformation it brings.

Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:1-6 (NIV) – “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.’ When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’ ‘Do not come any closer,’ God said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’ Then he said, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.’ At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.”

Reflection:


Reflect on the encounter between Moses and God at the burning bush in Exodus 3. Despite Moses’ initial hesitation and fear, God revealed Himself to Moses in a powerful way, calling him to a significant purpose and mission. This encounter marked the beginning of a transformative journey for Moses, as he was commissioned to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

Like Moses, we are invited to encounter God’s presence in our everyday lives. Though we may not experience a burning bush, God often reveals Himself to us through His Word, prayer, worship, and the prompting of the Holy Spirit. These divine encounters have the power to transform our perspectives, renew our minds, and set us on a path of purpose and obedience to God’s will.

Just as God instructed Moses to remove his sandals because the ground he was standing on was holy, we are called to recognize and reverence the sacred moments when God’s presence intersects with our lives. Whether in times of worship, prayer, or quiet reflection, may we approach these moments with humility, reverence, and awe, knowing that we are standing on holy ground in the presence of the Almighty God

As we encounter God’s presence, may we be willing to respond in obedience, just as Moses did. God often reveals His will and purposes to us in these moments, calling us to step out in faith and trust Him with the outcome. Whether it’s a call to serve, to forgive, or to step into a new season, may we have the courage to obey God’s leading and trust that He will equip us for the journey ahead.

Prayer:


Heavenly Father, thank you for the privilege of encountering your presence in our lives. Help us to be attentive to your voice and sensitive to your leading. May we approach every divine encounter with reverence and awe, knowing that we are standing on holy ground. Give us the courage to obey your call and step into the purposes you have for us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Further Reading:

Genesis 28:10-22 – Jacob’s encounter with God at Bethel
Acts 9:1-19 – Saul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus
May this devotional on “Divine Encounter” inspire you to seek God’s presence in your everyday life and to respond obediently to His leading. May you experience transformative encounters with God that deepen your faith, strengthen your relationship with Him, and propel you into the purposes He has for you.

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