Following the Cloud
In all the travels of the Israelites,
whenever, the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle,
they would set out;
but if the cloud did not lift,
they did not set out –
until the day it lifted.
EXODUS 40:36-37 (NIV)
Where’s my cloud?
Wouldn’t it be easier to follow God if we had something like that big cloud to lead us? The Good news is that we do! The God who inhabited that cloud now inhabits me! Because Jesus is my Savior, God’s Spirit lives within me.
Wherever God dwells and reigns, there is peace, joy, wisdom – the overflow of His character. When God’s peace evaporates and His joy disappears, I know it’s time to “check my position” with Him. Have I been going off on my own? Have I been calling my own shots? Have I been depending on my own strength, my own abilities? No wonder I feel so empty!
That’s about the time I need to push for an immediate change in leadership. I need to wait on Him, just like the Israelites waited for that cloud. I need to lay down my plans and hand over the reins of control so he can lead once again … and I can follow.
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
MATTHEW 6:34 (NLT)
On the journey with you,