Moving is such a hassel. You have to pack and unpack. You have to make several trips to load and unload. You end up with a sore back and other body parts. Why do we move? Sometimes people move due to change of work. Sometimes people move because they cannot afford where they are now. Sometimes that area is unsafe now. Maybe, people have just done all they could there and it is just time to go.
I witnessed something this weekend that I will never forget. I saw a large group of people praising God like I have never seen before. I liked it. It changed me. I watched my best friend do something so very courageous and strong. That was incredible. It all had to do with God. God moved me over a four day period. It was no hassel to him. I cried so hard because His love was so ingrained into my heart and soul. I did not know it was moving day. God knew. He has made it clear it is time for me to make a move. I do not know what that means or entails right now. I know I have to, though. I want to listen and obey. Even the Israelites listened and obeyed when God told them to move and stay for as long as He needed them to. They were not the best listeners. Sound familiar? It is familiar to me.
*Numbers 9:22 states, “Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it leifted, they would set out.”
*It goes on to mention that “This passage describes a remarkable fact of the desert experience: the Israelites knew exactly if and how far God wanted them to move each day. Although they disobeyed God in almost every other way, they usually followed his specific guidance on location.”
I have had my share of disobeying God so many times throughout my life. I have moved, however, when I was told to. As much as I hate to move, as scary as it is to move, and as unsure of what moving will bring I am, I have done it. I have been more aware recently about listening and trying my hardest to obey. I want to move wherever God wants me to be. At least I know that when God moves me, He will not damage anything valuable.
*NIV Student Bible