“And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys…” Exodus 40:35-37, NKJV.
While in the wilderness and traveling to the promised land, God led His people Israel by a cloud that was filled with His glory by day and fire by night. When the cloud stayed, Israel would remain where they were. When God wanted them to move on, the cloud would be removed from the tabernacle, and Israel would also move.
God shifts and moves, and you have to recognize when He is doing so and move with Him. Just as there are indicators of transition from winter to spring, you will experience indicators the time is up where you are. It was good while you were there. It served its purpose in your life, and God accomplished what He needed to do. Now, it’s time to move.
It’s up to you to accept it when that time comes. Submit to His will when that time comes. It’s not just you hearing things. That still, small voice is the Holy Spirit speaking. Things unwanted can happen when we remain outside of God’s will. It may not be the devil, but rather you’ve stayed somewhere longer than you were supposed to.
Yet, thank God for His mercy and great grace toward us. Just as God moved to ultimately cause Israel to arrive in the promised land He had given them, He is doing the same for you. As He moves, move with Him.
Prayer: Father, I desire to move when You move. Teach me how to recognize when it is time to transition into a new season in my life. According to Your word, Your sheep know Your voice. Thank You for leading me into the plans You have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Exodus 40:34-38, Ecclesiastes 3:1, John 10:4, 16:13