Courage to Come Close

A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .

“The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.”  This scripture in Exodus 20:21 paints a powerful picture of the hunger Moses had to know God personally, even when it meant overcoming the fear of the unknown.


How many times have you held back from a divine encounter?  It can seem unbelievable that God would want to spend time with each one of us, but that’s the way it is.  God created us for relationship with Him, and He is waiting right now to connect with you.


When we have the courage to step forward, God is right there to take our hand.  He loved us so much that He sacrificed His one and only Son, paving the way for our salvation.  If God can give that much, don’t you think he can give you the wisdom you need for work?


Take that first step to encounter God, and experience the full pleasure of His presence.




  1. When you encounter something unfamiliar, is your first instinct to explore it or to keep a wary distance from it?


  1. Does it excite you, or make you nervous, to consider what God would have to say about the spiritual state of your work?




Dear Lord, it can be emotionally overwhelming to contemplate an audience with You, an audience with the great I AM.  We know in our heads that you cared enough about relationship with us to take human form.  Please help our hearts to accept this gift.


At work on Your purposes - Amen

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