Thursday, March 8, 2012

Follow that cloud or pillar of fire - or not.
Recently my readings in the One Year Bible have been about the Israelites and their travels with their "portable" temple. God's presence was represented by a cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night. When the cloud or fire moved, the people packed up and moved. When the cloud or fire was still, the people stayed put.
I had never really considered these times of staying and times of moving. Sometimes the people stayed for short times in one site and other times they remained longer durations. Can you relate?
Those of us who are followers of Christ have times when we are moved by God into different assignments. Other times we are called to stay in one place and continue with what God has called us to accomplish there. Too often we fret because we think since God isn't issuing new orders, something is amiss. But, when God doesn't move us, we should continue doing what He last called us to do until He gives new orders.
Follow God. When He stops, set up your sanctuary.

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