Unless You Go With Me
Either You go with me or I don’t go at all
Then Moses said to him,“If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” -Exodus 33:15–16
For Moses, nothing mattered more in this world than for the Lord to be with them (Israelites), with him.
So tonight’s prayer is, “Tay,thank You for the sobering reminder that nothing in this world matters more than Your Presence. Just as nothing mattered more in the world for Moses than for You to be with him, let it be the same for me as well; You see, my heart is prone to the shallow things of this world.But then what shall it profit me if I have a land overflowing with milk and honey but don’t have You with me? May Your words “I am with you” outweigh all other “successes”. Remind me: You are my Promised Land. Remind me, that you are the point why I ask these things. You know I have laid out plans for myself. But today, I say, if Your Presence does not go with me, do not send me up from here. Unless you go with me, I won’t go at all.”