Numbers 9 – God’s Positioning System

Good evening y’all. I’ve finally caught up with backlog of blogging :). This blog is on Numbers chapter 9. Be blessed 🙂

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Moses said, “Wait here while I go into the sacred tent and find out what the Lord says about this.” (Numbers 9:8 CEVUS06)

Moses found himself in a situation he was unfamiliar with. He had never known of anyone celebrating Passover without being ceremonially unclean. The Israelites had every right to partake in the passover and when they came to meet Moses, he could have easily replied them saying “yes you should be okay to celebrate” but I love what Moses response was. He didn’t assume on God’s behalf, rather he went to seek God’s face concerning the issue.

Often times we assume things on God’s behalf rather than asking Him to confirm what He wants us to do (I’m guilty of this offence so many times! 😦 ).  We shouldn’t just assume what He wants from us, rather we should take time out to seek His face.

If we seek God, we will find Him, just as He promised. He will never leave us stranded. We can save ourselves a lot of heartache when we learn to take a leaf from Moses’ book.

It’s one thing to seek God’s opinion and it’s another thing to carry out His response: especially when His response is not desirable. May God give us the grace to be obedient to Him even when it’s not convenient for us, in Jesus’ Name I pray.  Amen.

In addition, the Israelites only left, or remained, in a location when God instructs them so. God led them by day as a cloud and at night as fire: they only broke camp whenever the pillar cloud or fire moved. God was basically their GPS system. They never got tired of following the GPS of God or at any point ever thought they knew better than their GPS system. This is obedience taken to another level…lol. They demonstrated total dependance and reliance on God.

Who is your GPS system: God or yourself or your TomTom?

How much easier and sweeter would our lives be if only we would allow God to be the One directing and leading us? If we would surrender and give the control over to him.

He knows it all. He created everything. He knows what’s best for us. So why not let Him take the wheel?

Proverbs tells us not to lean on our understanding.

With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment.  Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow”. (Proverbs 3:5-6 CEVUS06)

Psalmist tell us that those who put their trust in God will not be put to shame.

No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. Show me the right path, O  lord ; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you”. (Psalms 25:3-5 NLT)

Today why don’t you hand over the control to God?  Ask for grace to ‘trust and obey’ Him completely.

Prayer:
Dear Lord, we thank You for today. We thank You for Your love towards us. We ask You for forgiveness for all the times we have been disobedient. We also pray that Your Holy Spirit may help us obey and trust You. Lord, we hand over control of our lives to You. Please direct and lead us. Thank You, dear Lord, in Jesus’ Name we have prayed. Amen.

Thank you for joining today.

Have a wonderful evening basking in God’s goodness 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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