Tuesday, March 17, 2009


"Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert these forth years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands." -Deuteronomy 8:2

So God brings us into the wilderness to humble us and to reveal our hearts to us. Usually the Biblical references to 'wilderness' are negative: it’s a place of thirst, hunger, deprivation, etc. At the same time, though, there are signs of God using this time in the wilderness to romance us, and draw us closer to Him. Quite often prophets wandered in the wilderness to be “tested” or “tempted,” thus making the wilderness a place of spiritual renewal. I looked up what the word "wilderness" means. The Hebrew word is pronounced mid-bawr and the Greek word er-ay-mos. Both of them are used to describe a wasteland, but they are both also used to describe a very good place to pasture sheep.

I think that God is leading me through a 'wilderness' stage. He is in the process of revealing my own heart to me and showing me how it all goes into His plan for my life.

I don't understand how it all fits, but I surely don't want to miss it!
"Savior, like a Shepherd lead me.."


  1. Good stuff. The wilderness can be a nasty place.

  2. Good thoughts! In our women's study the other day, the comment was made about Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness and how satan tempted him to shortcut the whole deal. Jesus didn't do it, but we usually want to! God bless you, sweet girl!