What’s in store for me today? Do I move? Do I stay?
I’m imagining what it was like for the Israelites as they began their journey through the desert. When the Cloud of Guidance covered the tabernacle, they stayed. When the cloud lifted above the tent, the estimated 2.4 million Israelites packed up and moved on.
There were times they stayed in the same place for months and other times when they were moving again the next morning. Every time they stopped, they set up the tabernacle right away because God wanted his presence known first and foremost.
Every morning, they would look to the tabernacle to determine their direction for that day. Everybody could see it – not just the priests and the leaders. God made this visible to everybody – he wanted all of them to be able to see that he was the one leading them.
What would your life be like if you had that clear guidance from God for each day? What would it feel like to know for sure you were on the path God had designed for you, confident of God’s presence beside you each step of the way?
Great news! This is all available to you and to me. God’s guidance through his Word is available for us each day. It’s much easier to feel his presence when we’re reading his Word, letting it soak into our hearts and minds.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105.
He wants me to look to him before I stay or go….
he wants you to check with him on a decision you are making to ensure that’s its going to be the best for you…
he wants me to look to him for help when I’m trying to choose what words to say in a conversation about a difficult subject….
and he wants to be our leader on this journey towards the truth.
I know I need to keep moving forward, growing in my faith and trust in God. And I’m confident that I’ll stay on the right path when my eyes are focused on him.
I’m watching and I see your light, Abba Father.