7 Moses named the place Massah (which means “test”) and Meribah (which means “arguing”) because the people of Israel argued with Moses and tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord here with us or not? – Ex 17
Sometimes I wonder about the presence of God. "Is the Lord here with me?" Sometimes I know that he is. Sometimes it feels like he is far away. I look at Israel and think, "How can they think God was far away, he sent the plagues, opened up the Red Sea, freed them from slavery."
I bet if I were there I would have wondered the same thing they did. Or maybe I would have thought "Sure, God was with us then, but where is he now?"
I know that God has done some great things in the past, but he seems a bit distant in the present. Maybe it is because I am too busy to recognize him. Maybe I am not paying attention. Or maybe he is backing off for a season for some reason. Either way, I have two choices; argue with God, or try to listen all the more intently.
I’ll chose to listen.
How will you listen today?
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