Interestingly, one of the first skills the nation of Israel had to learn was to follow God’s cues. The idea of a personal God, a God who heard their cries, who intervened on their behalf, was still sinking in for the nation of former slaves. Jehovah took them into the wilderness to show them not only would He take care of them, but also that He wanted them to live their lives not just in obedience but in dependence on Him. Now this was not a power thing, but a way to show them that He was sovereign and He was faithful.
But they had to watch for the cues.
At the end of Exodus, it reads, “Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up.” (Exodus 40:36-37)
Simple. Easy to interpret. No cloud = move. Cloud = no move.
We don’t have a cloud today, but we still have cues. They come from the Holy Spirit Himself. Just like the theater kids, just like the Israelites, we have to learn to recognize them and learn to follow them. The cues are in the Scripture. (See, just like a script!) Study it. Regular prayer time will tune us in to the voice of God, so we know when to make our move. Then practice will make it second nature.
Is it hard recognizing your cues at times?