All of our wilderness experiences are different. Few will experience a 40 year dry spell like Moses, some may experience 40 days like Noah or Jesus, and others may only have a three day experience like the Apostle Paul. I know for sure that our times in the wilderness are not meant to last forever. God does not waste any of our life experiences and promises that although, life might not feel good right now, he works all things for our benefit and for the purpose of transforming us into the image of his son, Jesus Christ (Rom 8:28-29). I am thankful for fellow Redbud, Connie Jakab, vulnerability and willingness to share her wilderness testimony. May it encourage your heart today:
It was one of those days. You know one of those days where everything seems to go wrong and your emotions are out of whack? Yes, it was one of those….
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This is the question the prophet Micah asked Israel when considering their disobedience to the Lord. Micah is a small book written by a prophet who is brokenhearted over the rebellion of Israel against God. He compels them to repent or turn back to God in a spirit of humility, reverence, and respect. In his prophecy, he draws attention to the plight of the poor and the responsibility of God’s people to respond in compassion. Why should the “rich” [any American who earns above $105/day fits into this group] respond in compassion towards the poor? The simple answer is “because it is what God requires of us.”
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For this discussion of addiction and deliverance, we have asked important questions in Part 1, shared the mighty promise and power of the Holy Spirit in Part 2, and encouraged you to say “Yes” to God in Part 3.
In this final post of the mini-series, we discuss the importance of building a community.
God made it clear from the very beginning of creation that “It is not good for man to be alone (Gen. 2:18).”
Isolation is one of the first steps the enemy uses to put people in bondage. When people are alone or lonely, it is easy for the enemy to convince them of lies.
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