It occasionally even feels lonely, as if God’s nearness envelops us in a dark cloud like he did with Moses. Which reveals that we may not trust him as much as we thought we did—we’re more apt to trust what we can clearly see, touch, smell, hear, or taste. None of which happens very well in a cloud.
All of which is a roundabout way of saying: The way God guides is good in the most unexpected, uncomfortable, and unconventional ways. As leaders and pastors we should learn for our own experience with God, and be willing to forge new ways of leading the church.
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