Saturday, June 07, 2008

Let God call the shots

Too many times we take the lead, go our own way, and make our own moves. We grab hold of the wheel, pilot our own ship, and ask God to follow us around through life showering us with blessings as we call the shots. This is completely backwards. Check out this method utilized by the Israelites for deciding when and where to make a move.
In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted. So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel during all their travels. – Exodus 40:36-38
Like the Israelites, we must follow God. When God says move, we should move. When God says stay, we should stay. We must listen to God and let Him call the shots. He just happens to be the Creator of the universe and is much more qualified to sit in the driver’s seat.

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