Follow the Ark

“Three days later the Israelite officers went through the camp, giving these instructions to the people:  ‘When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, move out from your positions and follow them.”  ~ Joshua 3:2-3, NLT

 
 

Another translation concludes … “leave where you are and follow it” (NCV).

 
 

Verse 4 in the NIV states … “Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.”

 
 

Sometimes life directs us into new avenues, places we have never been.  God, in His sovereignty, has been influential in these new directions.

 
 

Are you facing any new opportunities right now?  Whatever those opportunities may be, it’s always important to “follow the ark.”

 
 

What do I mean by that? Well…sometimes we can hang on to old, stale situations in life, simply because they are familiar to us, and we’re really just afraid of getting into uncharted territory.  And then there are times we can sense something new ahead of us and we just want to step right into it, before it’s God’s time for us to do it.

 
 

In Joshua 3:3, God talks to Israel about following the ark of the covenant.  The ark represents the anointing of God … the presence of God … the will of God.  It’s very important for us to learn to follow the will of God and not our own will or the will of others.

 
 

God has a plan for you and me, and the only way to see that plan unfold is to follow the ark, or the will of God, and not our flesh or other people or our emotions.

 
 

Remember today that whatever God’s will is for your life, He will provide the way for you to accomplish it.

 

Why not pray: God, like the Israelites, I know that I need to “follow the ark.”  My timing for the new opportunities doesn’t matter … only Your will matters.  As I follow You, I know that You will make a way to bring Your plan for me to pass. 

 

~ Pastor Greg


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