Pete Wilson is the founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, a committed church community that he and his wife, Brandi, planted in 2003. Over the course of 9 years, Cross Point has grown to reach more than 5,000 people each weekend through its five campuses located around the Nashville area, and online.
Pete opened the D6 Conference this morning and he absolutely blew me away!
The Spirit of God has anointed this guy and God is using him to change lives all over the planet.
Today’s post is a little long, but I need you to hang in there…
Because God has a word for you today my friend!
We’ll start in Exodus 33…
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ 2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.” 4 When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments. 5 For the Lord had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.’” 6 So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb. 7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses. 10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent.
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11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
Moses went inside the tent to listen for the voice of God. Verse 11 says that Moses met with God and then returned to the camp…but what did Joshua do? He stayed in the tent.
- Joshua didn’t come out of the presence of God prematurely
- Joshua didn’t come out of the tent and get to work
- Joshua didn’t come out of the tent to meet with the Israelites
- Joshua stayed in the tent and sat in the presence of God
So what does this mean for parents…
- Don’t come out of the presence of God prematurely
- Don’t come out of the presence of God and get to work
- Don’t come out of the presence of God to meet your kids’ needs
- Stay in the tent and sit in the presence of God
I know that money has to be made. I know that bills have to be paid. I know that calls have to be taken. I know that lunches have to be made. I know that butts have to be wiped. I know that…
Our #1 job as a parent is to walk inside the tent, sit in the presence of God and listen for the voice of God!
What matters most is not what you accomplish – what matters most is who you become
Your main goal as a parent is to abide…you abide you grow fruit. You don’t abide…you don’t grow fruit.
So where are you? Do you need to spend some time in the presence of God?