Moving in God’s drum beat seemed tiresome, as I recall how i have been in the past. I was striving, constantly trying to get ahead of Him, which should not be the case. The more I know God, the more I know His will – His good, pleasing and perfect will so we do not try to fit in anymore to the pattern of the world.
Pondering on Numbers 9:15-23, i learn that we go in His leading , because …
1. His presence is always felt – the “fiery cloud” by day is a Pillar of Fire at night! (v15-17 )no one can escape from that! we cannot escape from HIs presence. The more we read the Word, the clearer are His instructions.
2. He directs clearly – it doesnt matter whether it takes a day or two or a year , or even more.. so long as He says “stay”, we do. when He says , “go”, we take a step out of faith (v18-22) . HE also reminded me that “a day to him is like a thousand yrs, and a thousand yrs are like day..and He is not slow in keeping His promise …” (2Peter3:8)
3. His commands keep us secure in Him – the last verse says “At the Lord’s command they encamped, and at the Lord’s command they set out. They obeyed the Lord’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses.” (v23)- we do not fear for we put our confidence in the Lord, our Commander-in-Chief! we are secured in Him – knowing that “He is the one who knows us when we sit down or stand up..who know our thoughts even when we’re far away.” (Ps 139:2)
After all these years, we seek to move by GOd’s leading, not at our own bidding. We move in His wonderful and clear drumbeat.