Waiting for the Cloud to move
When the Israelis were delivered from Egypt, a pillar of fire followed them and a cloud led them. When the Cloud stopped, they made camp and they did not move again until the Cloud did.
Throughout all their journeys whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out; but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up. For throughout all their journeys, the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.(Exodus 40:36–38)
God made it clear He was with them, when to stop, and when to move.
How long did it take to break camp? How long did it take to set up the tabernacle and then ready it for a move? Was there any warning?
Since they didn’t know how long they would be at that location, what did they do?
Are you waiting for the Cloud to move?
There are similarities for us. My mom was ready to move to a retirement home about six years before my dad was ready. He wasn’t ready until the sprinkler system broke! She had to wait.
And you are or have been in a season you knew would end but didn’t know when. Maybe your house is for sale. Maybe you are on an (endless) waiting list for something.
As a believer, know for sure that God is with you. If you are sensing the need to move, pay attention. If you aren’t being told to move, wait.
How do you wait?
Surrender the timing to the Lord.
Thank Him for your situation, knowing that He is working. He is giving you a rest period. He is teaching you. He is giving you a place of service.
Be ready when the cloud moves, but until then, strive to live each day in the newness of life. Redeem the time.
Don’t start taking down the tabernacle until the Lord directs!
But, then, move, and wait for the Cloud to stop…