This is the final post in a 3-part series. Read part 1: Circling the Mountain.
“My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.”
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to life, I’m not a fan of long delays. When I’m waiting for good things to happen in my life, I may not want it in 30 seconds, but I certainly don’t want to wait 30+ years akin to David and Joseph (sorry, fellas!). However, the more I walk with God, the more I’m learning that God is a God of timing. His timetable and mine don’t always match up, Continue reading
This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read part 1: Circling the Mountain.
“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
–Paul, Romans 15:4
Just as Paul says here and later on to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:16), all Scripture is a gift from God, given to us so that we might know how to live this life of faith in God. So these few verses in Deuteronomy 2:1-4b are not only recounting history as Moses speaks of the people of Israel circling the mountain, but they tell us something very important about God and how He relates to us. Continue reading
“Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by way to the Red Sea, as the Lord spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir for many days. And the Lord spoke to me saying, ‘You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north, and command the people saying…’”
–Moses, Deuteronomy 2:1-4b (emphasis mine)
I just started rereading Deuteronomy, the book where Moses recaps all that the people of Israel had experienced up until this point. I resumed my reading in chapter 2 today, and in just these few verses, I gained more insight into the strange (to me anyhow) ways of the Lord. Continue reading
This is the final post in a 3-part series. Read part 1: Alone in the Desert.
Like navigating the open terrain of a physical desert environment, it’s critical to recognize your desert and respond accordingly. As those familiar with the desert know, it can be a lonely place. You can easily buy one of the many lies of Satan that you are alone, no one understands you, and that God brought you here to die. But that’s not true. God is always with you and will never abandon you. He’s got an amazing, special plan for each of our lives, including our desert experience, and He’s gracious to give us everything we need to thrive. Continue reading