If You Go Not With Me…

In Apples of Gold by Nina Gaus1 Comment

Exodus 33:13-17 “Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight… And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us?

…And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.”

If You Go Not With Me…

Nina R. Hall

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Oh, how I long for thy presence, O Lord –
To know that you guide every step.
Even in those small, daily choices I make
I want to reap joy, not regret.

 Like Moses, in the wasteland, I beg thee to be
By my side; at my back; in the lead.
Don’t let me move forward in my own desires – 
Your Will is what I want and plead.

 I shall not go conquer some quest on my own,
For I know I would fail every time.
You alone know the present, the past, and the future –
In faith, I place my hand in thine.

I want always to please you; and in you I trust.
I know that you’ll do what is best.
I look for, and wait on your kind, loving hand,
To lead – and until then…I rest.

 For if you go not with me…I pray I’ll never go!
Block each path, and close every door;
For your wisdom each day, I humbly plead;
Guide my steps, and lead on evermore.

Nina Gaus

Nina came to know the Lord as a teenager, and is grateful for the Lord’s grace and mercy in her life as she has sought to grow in her relationship with Christ through the years.

She and her husband currently attend Lehigh Valley Baptist Church and enjoy being a part of the ministries there. Along with being a wife and homemaker, she is thrilled to be able to teach music lessons to a number of piano students in the area. Poetry and meditational or motivational writings based on scripture have also remained one of her passions through the years!

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