18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night (Exodus 14:18-20, KJV).
Like the Israelites who were slaves in Egypt, we are slaves to our old ideas, ideas built upon sand, old beliefs casting shadows over who we can become. God clouds our vision when we resist leaving our old life, when we resist leaving our old worldview—where we feel safe and comfortable—clinging like tattered vines to a crumbling edifice: once called home.
A Bright Way
Better grasp the bright cloud, whose light reflects the face of the angel of God, an angel guiding us into our future of service to the living God, a spiritual service, requiring radical obedience to a divine timetable of refreshing change.
Following the sunlit way, we find our minds illumined, our bodies glowing with an inner radiance, and our hearts touched by the shinning hand of God. Leaving the gloom of Egypt behind—forever—we embrace our new lives.
As traders, when we cling to old ideas, our screens turn dark; our screens become night. But, night leads to day, darkness to light. What new spark do we need to embrace today? How can we view the market with new eyes . . . new eye-deas? The market constantly changes. We need to make sure the lens through which we view the market is born anew in each moment. When we learn to follow God meticulously—moment by moment—we discover a divine grace watching over us: win or lose.