Move… I’m not sure why this word is on my mind this week. There are many different directions this word can be used. Let’s start with a few verses:
Deuteronomy 19:14 “You are not to move your neighbor’s boundary marker from the place where people put it long ago, in the inheritance soon to be yours in the land Adonai your God is giving you to possess.
Proverbs 22:28 Don’t move the ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.
Acts 17:28 ‘for in him we live and move and exist.’ Indeed, as some of the poets among you have said, ‘We are actually his children.’
Revelation 6:14 The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
The world is moving in a strange way right now. The verses above from the Old Testament show us that God does NOT want us to move our boundary markers. The instructions God gave us need to be our foundation. When He plants us, we do ALL that He requires us to do.
As we know from the teachings in Torah, the Children of Israel were moved when God moved them. They had the cloud to follow and when He needed them to go to a new area, the cloud moved. I’m sure there were times that the Children of Israel did not want to go to a new place, but when God said, “Go!” They needed to go.
When we are following Him, we do “live, move, and exist” in ALL that He asks us to do. As His children, we must LISTEN to Him and follow His lead. It isn’t always easy being as “flexible” as He requires us to be. And in the world we live in today, it becomes more challenging.
The verse in Revelation is the “finale.” There is an end coming. We do not know how everything will play out, but movement is happening. The mountains and islands will shake. We are beginning to see this happen. There are earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wars etc… it is time to watch and observe what is happening around us.
I believe we need to be ready. I believe we need to live like the Children of Israel and MOVE when He says move. It is time to be on our guard and KNOW that He is God and that HE is in charge of ALL that is happening. Don’t “move” your foundation from His Word, but be ready to move yourself when He calls.
Thank HIM today that HE KNOWS the best plans for you. Give Him PRAISE that HE will only MOVE you to places that HE wants you. Prepare yourself the best you can and be READY at all times to GO when He says go.
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