How can I best handle a move? - Moving - TouchPoints

How can I best handle a move?

Proverbs 19:2Zeal without knowledge is not good; a person who moves too quickly may go the wrong way.

Before any move, we should pray much and think carefully.

Numbers 10:13When the people set out for the first time, following the instructions the Lord had given through Moses,

When the time to move arrived, the Lord gave the order through Moses.

We must seek the Lord’s direction first in each move we make.

Psalm 139:3, 5, 7-10You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am . . . You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head . . . I can never escape from your spirit! I can never get away from your presence . . . if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.

Joshua 1:9I command you—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

When we move to a new place, God is already there, preparing that place for us and us for that place.

Numbers 9:21-22Sometimes the cloud stayed only overnight and lifted the next morning. But day or night, when the cloud lifted, the people broke camp and moved on. 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.

When we consider moving to a new place, we should pray that we will recognize the signs of God’s presence, and that we will walk through the doors of opportunity he opens for us.

Genesis 13:18Then Abram moved his camp to the oak grove owned by Mamre, which is at Hebron. There he built an altar to the Lord.

Throughout any move, we must continue to worship the Lord consistently, for he is the guardian of our move. It is easy to let a move completely distract us from prayer, Bible study, and worship.