Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 ‘Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to camp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 3 Pharaoh will think, “The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.” 4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.’ So the Israelites did this.
God knows what He intends to do.
He also knows how to achieve His purposes.
To that end, He will direct His people, and He always knows the best way to get us to where He wants us.
Let’s remember that God’s ultimate intention is to glorify His Name, and the movements of His people can be part of that.
As I look back on my life, I can’t say that my ministry has followed a conventional path, but I have been so aware of the Lord directing various moves from one location to another. There is no better place to pitch your tent than at a ‘camp site’ of the Lord’s choosing (2).
I seem to remember reading an article written by someone who knew the evangelist, Smith Wigglesworth. This person visited him one day, and they went up for a walk on Ilkley Moor. As I recall it, they were sitting on a bench when Smith suddenly excused himself. When he eventually returned he told how he had met a man on the moor and led him to Christ. But he had known beforehand, by God’s Spirit, that there was someone he was to meet. As he said himself: ‘If you seek nothing but the will of God, He will always put you in the right place at the right time.’