A glowing flame

Numbers 9:18 “At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out, and at his command they encamped.”*



A cloud to follow when it’s light,

at dark—a flame that’s glowing.

Turning left or turning right,

are we staying or are we going?


Do tell when it’s time to pack

and where to put roots down.

Holy Spirit…got my back?

I’m following you around!


by Patty Perkins


I think I’d like a flame or a cloud to follow—to tell me where to go. Wouldn’t that be easier? But wait…I have the written Word and the indwelling Holy Spirit. I’m not left in the dark; guidance is available.

*The One Year Bible, March 7, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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