God Is with You
Lord of Hosts says this: "In those days, 10 men from nations of every
language will grab the robe of a Jewish man tightly, urging: Let us go
with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”—Zechariah 8:23
God's desire is to fill His people
with His Spirit so that others recognize His powerful presence in them. The
presence of the Lord in a believer's life ought to be obvious. When the Spirit
of almighty God fills a believer, the believer cannot go on living as before.
Others will see God.
God told His people through the
prophet Zechariah that His presence ought to make a difference in their lives.
If God's people walked closely with Him, people from every language and every
part of the world would hear that they were a people who knew God. People would
come from every nation on earth to find the true God among His people. If the
people saw a child of God, they would long to be with him or her because in so doing
they would be with God. God gave the vivid picture of ten people clinging to
one believer, hoping to find God.
Christ's presence ought to be so
evident in your life that the people around you are drawn to you. They should
want their children to be with your children because your children are being
raised with a godly influence. Employers ought to want you in their workplace;
people should seek you for their leader because they know you as someone of
integrity before God. Your life and your home ought to be a magnet for people
as they sense God's presence with you and your family. The more you allow
Christ to make His presence evident in your life, the more people will draw
near you and find Him.
—Experiencing God Day by Day