“The ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them.”
Sometimes we feel led to take an action based on a simple touch or feeling. If the touch is from Him, He will then provide sufficient evidence to confirm it beyond the slightest doubt.
Consider the beautiful story of Jeremiah, when he felt God leading him to purchase the field at Anathoth.
He did not act on his initial feeling but waited for God to completely fulfill His words to him before taking action.
Then once his cousin came to him, bringing the external evidence of God’s direction by making a proposal for the purchase, he responded and said, “I knew that this was the word of the LORD” (Jeremiah 32:8).
God wants us to act only once we have His mind on a certain situation.
We should not ignore the Shepherd’s personal voice to us, but like Paul and his companions at Troas, we are to listen and also examine His providential work in our circumstances.
In other words…wherever God’s finger points, His hand will clear a way.
My prayer for us today is that we will never say that we will or will not do something. Instead let us wait until God reveals His way to us. Amen!