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When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it.
Sherman Owens says, "You will never arrive if you don't set out. The tragedy of life is not that it ends too soon, but that we wait too long to begin it." It's your job to discern when God is moving, and be willing to leave and follow Him - and you may have to go alone.
Elisha was willing to leave everything and follow Elijah for 20 years to get a "double portion". You can't get it in one church service, one book, or one tape set. It has got to be the passion of your life. It will keep you turning the pages of God's Word to see what He has to say next. It will make you take down the walls of your tradition and cry like David, "So panteth my soul after Thee, O LORD" (Psalm 42:1).
A lot of us see the ark moving, but because of fear we never set out and go after it. When we first meet Abraham he has nothing but his family, his dream, and his God. But that's OK! You don't have to know where you're going, you just have to know you're following God! Before it's all over God is calling him His friend, he's the father of nations and one of the richest men on earth.
If your life has been on hold, the message for you today is "Go after it!"
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