Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Journey

Life can bring with it discouraging winds that oftentimes can leave one drifting on the sea of despondency for extended periods. The rut of the dry places encountered in the course of one’s journey may lead one to a dead-end with feelings of hopelessness and a lost disposition. But not all dry places in life are the result of being lost. Sometimes God uses dry places as a forum for preparation.

In Exodus 3:8, when God met Moses at the burning bush, He told him that He was going to deliver His people from bondage and into a land flowing with "milk and honey”. Yet, Scripture discloses that when God delivered them, He led them directly into a "wilderness” where they spent the next 40 years.

Their wilderness experience had a purpose because the Bible tells us that there was a shorter route available that they could have taken and avoided the wilderness altogether (Exodus 13:17). But God told Moses, “I Am Who I Am”. This personal name of God means the God who is actively present with His people.

Trust and submission to God’s direction is the stepping stone that will bring you into your next level. Life is like a grindstone and whether it polishes you up or grinds you down depends on what you are made of.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a hope and a future”. Whenever God leads you somewhere, He has a purpose and a predestined place for you, even if the route is a long dry one.

Tilt your hearts toward the Son!

Narda Goodson
First Lady of Whitewright, Texas
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