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The Glory of the Lord in the Tabernacle
The Israelites had the amazing gift of God's presence. They could visibly see, without seeing God himself, that He was in their midst. And when He moved, they moved. When He stayed put, so did they. For any of us who have ever wondered, "should I take that job or stay here?", "should we move to a bigger house or stay put?", "should I go back to school and change careers or stay where I am?"; the moving cloud would be a welcomed indicator. How easy would that be? If the cloud moves, you move. If not, you don't. That's how the Israelites lived for 40 years...with that kind of certainty. As attractive as burning bushes and pillars of fire are to me, I have to remember that what we have, in the indwelling of God's Holy Spirit in our hearts, is a better arrangement. Now, it's only a better arrangement if we tap into it, by relating with the Holy Spirit and listening for His voice. But if we train our eyes to see and our ears to listen, we can have that same kind of certainty.
Tomorrow's reading: Numbers 7
About Melissa Gibbs:
Melissa is the mother of four boys and the wife of her junior high sweetheart, JD. He is the President of Joe Gibbs Racing and the son of NFL Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. JD and Melissa have been married 16 years and are actively involved with Young Life, Motor Racing Outreach, their church, and other ministries. Their youngest son Taylor is nearing completion of a 3 year treatment protocol for leukemia, which has been a powerful faith walk for their family. Since his diagnosis, Melissa has been called upon to share their family's testimony with many local churches.
Visit Melissa at http://chronologicalbiblein2010.blogspot.com/.
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