Number 9:18 and 22,23 NET
At the commandment of the Lord the Israelites would begin their journey, and at the commandment of the Lord they would make camp; as long as the cloud remained settled over the tabernacle they would camp. 19 When the cloud remained over the tabernacle many days, then the Israelites obeyed the instructions of the Lord and did not journey.
Whether it was for two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud prolonged its stay over the tabernacle, the Israelites remained camped without traveling; but when it was taken up, they traveled on. 23 At the commandment of the Lord they camped, and at the commandment of the Lord they traveled on; they kept the instructions of the Lord according to the commandment of the Lord, by the authority of Moses.
As I worshipped this morning the Lord spoke to me about the cloud. The cloud is His grace and His anointing for us. The cloud signifies His will and where He has placed us. It is so important to stay or move with the cloud. It’s not hard to identify when you are in sync with the cloud – because even in the difficult stuff you see, feel and receive the Lord’s power, provision and perspective. Why? Because you have His grace AND His anointing!
The hard part (for me at least) is the relinquishing of my will to His will. When, I can put myself in the place of agreement with God then the grace and anointing are with me! When I am not in agreement with God then it’s like moving through sludge and mud! Sometimes, I stubbornly stay when the cloud moves. Sometimes, I run ahead of the cloud. But more and more and more…I just want to be covered by the cloud, in the cloud, surrounded by the cloud. Why? Because it’s the safest, most secure, most exciting place to be.
Lord, I believe you. I choose to agree with you. I relinquish the need to understand and to try to see further ahead than what you are showing me. Lord, help me to stay focused on what you’ve told me and to keep believing with confidence, hope and expectation. Lord, you are so exciting, so good, so powerful and I want to live,move and breathe with you. Lord, thank you for reminding me today of 7 years ago – thank you for that remembrance and may it light a fire deep in my spirit, body and soul to believe what you’ve told me and shown me for the future. Thank you for your cloud.