Saturday, September 28, 2013

Not a cloud in the sky

At the command of the Lord they remained encamped, and at the command of the Lord they journeyed; they kept the charge of the Lord, at the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses. (Numbers 9:23 NKJV)

The Lord had provided a way for His people to know when it was time to move on from their campsite in the wilderness. The Lord dwelt above the tabernacle in the form of a cloud. When the cloud moved, that is when the people would move. If the cloud remained they would stay. They would stay for a few months,few days, or even a few years. Their location and direction was decided by The Lord.
Have you ever wished that The Lord would lead you in that way? That His direction for your life would be as clear as a cloud moving through the sky? Although today The Lord doesn't lead us with a cloud He does lead us with His Word and by His Spirit. The nation of Israel had to keep their eyes upward to know when The Lord was moving them on. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus in order that we can be directed day by day. 

Prayer : Lord help us to keep our eyes upon You so that we would be able to follow Your leading. Our lives belong to You, lead us Good Shepherd and we will follow.