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Life in the Desert

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The desert season in life can be extremely challenging, it is the season that you usually walk alone and wonder if maybe that you may have taken a wrong turn in life…You can spend days, months or even years in this season and the longer your season is the more you question your faith or lack thereof. The people of Israel spent forty years in the desert and some even lost their faith. However, because I have known the desert season I can certainly understand why the people of Israel lost hope in the vision of the promise land…In this parched season it all becomes like a Mirage!! You think that you are there, at the Promise Land…But when you reach out to step into that Promised Oasis; … it all just begins to crumble around you and you are left standing there amid the arid sands of a vast desert that possesses no signs of life. As you stand looking out over miles of dunes….You begin to feel the grit of the blowing sands entering into your heart, which begin to cause hardening in the walls of its chambers; and Now you begin to fear that your heart will become nothing more than a hollow cast of stone.
It is in these seasons that you begin to seek to quench your thirst and search for a drink of life…a refreshing well to water your mind, body and spirit. However, this is also a time of vulnerability and because of your thirst; you may be tempted to drink from a toxic well…..For even Satan himself tempted Jesus in the desert to offer up a solution to get Him some bread for His hunger!!… And we are certainly able to be equally tempted by the adversary!!
In this season, this place of long days of scorching heat and cold nights of bewilderment; instead of looking outward toward the endless sight of the sand storms…Look upward toward the beauty and vastness of this endless universe… and remember the creator of all of this eloquent infinity!! He gave us the sun by day and the stars by night to guide us…He gives us His angels to watch out over us…He is the Lover of our Soul and He will bring restoration and an Oasis that is built upon the rock and not on the sinking sands. He is the promise keeper, for He is not like mankind who fills your heart with a false hope and He will never leave you or forsake you in any season of your life…Turn your heart toward Him and seize the river that flows and causes life to flourish in the desert!!

May God Bless You and Keep You Always 💞
~Sincerely Pastor Cindy

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Scripture Meditation
Exodus 3:8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
Numbers 11:1-2 Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. 2 When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD and the fire died down.
Numbers 32:13 The LORD’s anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone.
Matthew 4:2-4 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Psalm 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways
Numbers 23:191 God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

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3 comments on “Life in the Desert

  1. Hi Cindy, I love this post – from the cool animated desert graphic to your description of the desert wells. It ties in with one of the chapters in my book. It’s amazing, almost as if you’ve read the chapter. I’ve just sent you an email with the book attached. Even though the story is based in NZ, you are going to know the desert landscape when you get to that part of the story.
    God bless, Jo

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