“Sometimes the cloud stayed only overnight and lifted the next morning. But day or night, when the cloud lifted, the people broke camp and moved on.” Numbers 9:21 NLT
When God led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness into the Promised Land they were guided by a cloud representing His tangible presence.
The place of blessing was under that cloud. So rather than launch out on their own asking God to bless what they were doing, they learned to abide under it and do what He was blessing.
It’s an important lesson in spiritual guidance, best summed up in the old Pentecostal saying “Stay under the spout where the glory comes out!” When God moves on, so should we.