Cloud by day, Fire by night!
Numbers 9: 16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.
18 At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.
20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed.
21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
23 At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
In this dispensation, God literally appeared to the people of God, the children of Israel, as a cloud by day, and a fire by night.
Now, while there are often spectacular demonstrations of the Holy Spirit and power, God leads us directly through His indwelling Holy Spirit, His Word, His witness, His still small voice, His peace, dreams, visions, and through the prophetic word preached under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
‘Father, I am determined to do your will, speak to me today, lead me Holy Spirit, and reveal your will to me today, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen.’
If you would like more teaching on how to practically be led by the Holy Spirit, here are some articles I have written: http://chrisaomministries.com/2015/10/13/spirit-led-living/