DAY 127 - BIG PICTURE IN A YEAR - THE EXODUS
AND THE LORD WENT BEFORE THEM BY DAY IN A PILLAR OF CLOUD TO LEAD THEM ALONG THE WAY, AND BY NIGHT IN A PILLAR OF FIRE TO GIVE THEM LIGHT, THAT THEY MIGHT TRAVEL BY DAY AND BY NIGHT.
Exodus 13: 21
Reading: Exodus 14:13-14; Exodus 15:1-3; 13
The great escape has taken place and now the journey begins. Note how God goes with His people to lead and guide them.
God didn’t deliver Israel from the Egyptians and then leave them to their own devises - He goes with them to lead them by cloud and by fire. The cloud not only showed the way but was a sign of His presence and provided shade from the hot desert sun during the day. By night, the fire gave warmth and again, acted as protection and a sign of His presence.
This should be a great comfort to you. God didn’t just save you and give you a free pass into Heaven; He wants to lead you on your Earthly journey, He wants to show you the way you should go.
Have you experienced God as your leader? There may not be a physical cloud and fire to see and follow but His presence and peace are there to follow. He is not a God that is far off, He is near to lead. Sometimes we get so distracted by the enemy chasing us, or the circumstances shouting, that we lose sight of His presence and His guidance becomes unclear.
Lord thank You that Your leading is not an abstract thing. Thank You that we can know Your guidance and leading every day.
For the family
How has God led you? Share with your children how He leads you and how He leads others you know. Share with them how His voice sounds to you. Share how you came to be in the church you are in now or the ministry you involved in. Help them understand that He is leading them even now.