When God says to move, just get up and go.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 106: 13 But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel. But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert; he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.
Lord, help me to resist any cravings that lead me into sin!
Read - Numbers 10:10 - 12:16
As the people continue their journey they continue to prove they are not yet ready to receive the land of promise. Their cravings for the ‘old life’ are punished.
Not only cravings, but the people show contempt and frustration with the leader that God gave them (Moses). Rather than criticize and tear our leaders down, we are encouraged to pray for them.
Lord, I desire to be content in your ways, your provision and your leadership.
Note the pattern introduced in this link. Consider how that pattern continues today with Jesus rather than Moses.
God speaks through the moving of the Pillar of Cloud. It’s time to move. In the same way, God still naturally reveals His will. Rather than a pillar, He chooses to speak to us through His Word and His Spirit and these two always agree. To Know Him is to Know this is how you will find His will. Don’t bother looking elsewhere.