(Numbers 9:19-23a, NIV)
In trying to follow God's will for my life, I have found that He has sometimes led me places I don't entirely love. I have remained at jobs for longer than I wanted because that was how God was providing for my family during those days. I have delayed from doing things I felt I should do because there was no way for it to happen, and then one day, God made a way. God's timing doesn't always make sense. Why did the Israelites camp some places only one night and camp other places for longer periods of time?
Ultimately, it doesn't really matter why. It's not too different from young children who bombard their parents with "but whyyyyyyy?"
God's "because" doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling I want from my faith, but I don't recall reading about warm fuzzies in scripture.
And in Numbers 9, we see the mysterious nature of God. The God who sometimes settles His Spirit and sometimes lifts it up. It is our job to keep watching. And to follow.
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