I’ve never been brave/crazy enough to chase a tornado, but storm chasers fascinate me. While everyone else (who wants to stay alive) ducks for cover and drives away from the storm, the storm chasers drive into it. They want to be as close as possible to the storm so they can measure it, learn about it, and photograph it.

In the Old Testament, as Israel traversed through the wilderness, they were cloud chasers.

Whether the cloud stayed above the Tabernacle for two days, a month, or a year, the people of Israel stayed in camp and did not move on. But as soon as it lifted, they broke camp and moved on.

— Numbers 9:22 NLT —

The cloud was a visual representation of the presence of God. Like modern day storm chasers, Israel’s top priority was to be as close to cloud as possible. When it moved, they moved. When it stayed, they stayed – whether they liked where they were or not!

I’ve learned the hard way that even if I don’t like the season or place that I’m in, if it’s where God wants me to be, it’s the best place for me.

I don’t want to go anywhere where the presence of God isn’t leading the way.

Don’t get ahead of God and ask Him to bless your plans. Follow His lead and His plans – that’s where the blessing is found!


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