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Which Way Do I Go? - Cherie Zack | Fighting For Your Marriage

“And the Lord went before them in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.”  Exodus 13:21

Have you ever gotten lost?

This month, I have been on vacation in Washington. 
We moved from this same area, not 10 months ago — and I find myself getting turned around.

Not lost, per se, but definitely heading in the wrong direction!

A number of times I have found myself going the “long way” to somewhere simply because I forgot the shorter, more direct route to my destination.

God, being God, uses our everyday circumstances, in tandem with His Holy Word, to bring spiritual truths home to me.

While continuing my personal Bible study in the book of Exodus, the Lord stirred my heart to remind me that it is He, The Lord God, who knows the best direction for my life.

He knows the route that He has laid out for me.

Just as God called his chosen people, the Israelites, out of Egypt to lead them to the Promised Land, He calls me and you to follow Him.

God was faithful to hear the cries of His people in Egypt.  

He came to be their Leader, their God, their Deliverer.

He knew the way, without a doubt.

God provided such clear direction to the Israelites.

I feel challenged to examine the doubt I have when I feel a little lost or like I am taking the longer, more tedious path.

I had to stop and repent for my lack of faith in my Holy Leader.

As a military wife, often the future is unclear and often times plans are changed by “needs of the Navy.” 
Just when my husband and I think we have it figured out a curve ball will come and change our strategy and plans.

The Israelites had no strategy but I am sure there were lots of ideas about the route that should be taken to their freedom and the Promised Land. 

In fact, history shows that their journey was laden with grumbling and complaining against the Lord for His leadership.

These actions lead to some serious consequences for many of His children.

God, however, did not hold a meeting with Moses and the heads of the tribes of Israel.

No.  He came to give clear direction through a cloud and fire.

What is exciting is that each day and night they could see the presence of the Lord!

Moses didn’t know the full pl
an either. 

Their leader followed THE LEADER.

He looked to the Plan Maker for direction.

Uh-oh.  My husband is the leader of my family.

Confession time again.

I had to confess to the Lord that oftentimes I get upset when my husband is not clear on a specific direction. 

Moses, leading the whole nation of God’s chosen people, walked by faith, not always knowing the direction but trusting in the Almighty God.

My responsibility is to support and uplift my husband to the Plan Maker, to the One Who does know the Way.

This is a work in progress. 

21 years of marriage and I still need to be reminded of this truth.

The Lord is the head of the church and my marriage is a picture of Christ and the church.

I am more than Keith’s bride.  I am part of the Bride of Jesus Christ. 

I am a chosen daughter of the King.

The King knows the way He wants for me and my family. 

This week I rest in the fact that “…the Lord went before them…” 

♥  Kim