21 Days of Seeking God – Day 17

By on 31/05/2017

Daily Video

Daily Rosary Recording

Daily Reflection

On the Move


At the Lord’s command they encamped, and at the Lord’s command they set out.

Numbers 9:23


I love to go camping with my family but what I don’t like is getting everything packed up and ready to go.


Although all the stress of going camping is worth it once we get out into the wild, I could do without the packing part.


The Israelites knew all about the challenges of camping. They wandered in the wilderness for forty years and that was definitely not a holiday! They were nomads and without permanent homes, they lived in tents in the desert.


As well as their personal belongings, the Israelites also travelled with the tabernacle, which was the portable dwelling place for God’s presence. During this time, the Lord provided them with a sign – a cloud – to reassure them that he was with them.


Whenever the cloud lifted above the tabernacle, the people knew it was time to move on. When the cloud stood still, they set up camp and stayed there until the cloud moved again.

Sometimes the cloud hovered over the tabernacle from evening until the next morning. Other times it stayed for a month or longer. The Israelites didn’t know when they would be going. They had absolutely no control or say in the matter. They lived day by day in complete dependence on the guidance of the Lord.


And yet, despite the uncertainty and inconvenience of the lifestyle, they obeyed.


Where are you in your journey with the Lord?


Are you camping out and waiting for the Lords’ instructions?


Are you on the move, following in the direction God is leading you?


Wherever you are, know that the Lord is with you.


Seek God. Listen to his voice.


If God says wait, then sit tight. If he says go, then start packing.


Be like the Israelites.


Seek God and follow where God leads.




Dear God


I know you have plans for my life. You have work for me to do and places for me to go. As I spend time in prayer speak to my heart. Show me if now is a time to move or a time to wait on you.


Father, we make this prayer in the name of Jesus through the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen

4 comments on “21 Days of Seeking God – Day 17

  1. Hi Bruce. I think I would’ve done the same but panic plus though. Anyway in my daily devotional to holy Spirit, I thought I’ll share this with you, your family all the team at TCG, Eph 3:14-21. God bless. J????

  2. Hi Bruce
    Thank you for the encouraging words above & also the video. I have found today’s meditations very encouraging as I am at a time & place where I am unsure at which direction I should be heading in.

    May God Bless you & your team in the work that you are doing. Deanna

  3. Thank you Bruce and Rosemary,
    For this wonderful, 21 days of seeking God. You have got me back on the Rosary and I feel blessed , that I have found my feet back on the path again. May the Lord bless you and guide in all the work that you do for the Lord.

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