RESTORING LOST HOPE
You cannot look to the world to restore your lost hope in the difficult times of life. The world has enough problems of its own.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HOPE
You learned in yesterday's devotional reading that God wants to turn your valleys of trouble into renewed hope. You may have lost hope because of:
A DOOR OF HOPE
God spoke to the Prophet Hosea regarding His people, Israel, saying:
Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.
RAISING DRY BONES
In our meditation yesterday, we talked about those who are facing spiritual death or who have died spiritually during their wilderness experience.
DRY BONES LIVE AGAIN
Years ago, as early pioneers traveled from the populated east to the western frontier of the United States, they did not go very far in the desert before encountering sad
A HIGHWAY TO GOD
There is a special highway winding through your wilderness. All you must do is follow it to reach your destiny:
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall
A TIME OF REFRESHMENT
Could it be that the desert is actually a time of spiritual refreshment? The psalmist declared:
Thou visitest the earth, and
PURPOSES FOR THE PATH
We learn from Proverbs 6:16 that God hates pride. Perhaps this is because pride is the root of all other sins. It was the sin that brought down Lucifer. I
PERILS IN THE WILDERNESS
In the natural world, as you travel through a desert, there are many perils to avoid. The same is true of wilderness experiences in the spiritual world. When you do not understand
SPRING UP OH WELL
Water. This is the greatest need in the wilderness. Barren, dry, hot--and without water, you will perish.
The same is true in the spiritual deserts of life.
It was in the barren wilderness that Israel learned to trust God for supernatural provision. Whether it was the initial wilderness journey preparing them to enter the promised land,
SNAKES AND SCORPIONS
Moses warned the children of Israel not to forget...."the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness,
A PLACE OF REVELATION
The wilderness is place of revelation. In Exodus chapter 3, Moses drew near a burning bush in the wilderness and received a revelation from God regarding his destiny.
A PLACE CALLED THERE
He just couldn’t take it anymore. Moses saw an Egyptian beating an Israelite and it was literally the last straw. When he witnessed this violent scene, he responded in
IN THE PITS
It began in a waterless pit in the wilderness. A young man named Joseph--who was to be a father of the nation of Israel--was cast into the pit by his own brothers because
A NEW LEVEL OF WORSHIP
In Genesis 22:5, God commanded Abraham to take his only son--Isaac, the child of promise-into the desert and sacrifice him as an act of worship.
THE GOD WHO SEES
One of the first references to a profound spiritual experience in the wilderness is recorded in
Genesis chapter 16. It happened to a young girl named Hagar
God is a God of purpose. He does nothing and allows nothing to happen in your life without divine purpose:
This is the purpose that is
HE GOES BEFORE YOU
In a trackless desert, there are no road signs. There are no footprints to follow. There is only emptiness and silence. A harsh environment. But where you are right now
A NEW GENERATION
Because of disobedience, the nation of Israel was turned back from the border of their promised land to wander in the desert for forty years:
And the Lord spake
TRAVELING THE WILDERNESS
ROUTE TO DESTINY
We have traced the history of God's people, Israel, from their inception, through their early years as a nation, through the years of slavery, to the border of their promised land of Canaan.
CAUGHT OFF GUARD
During this month you have confronted major strongholds that stand in the way of claiming your spiritual inheritance: The world, the flesh, and the devil. Be aware that Satan will continually try to catch
YOU OWE A DEBT
In Romans 8:12-15, the Apostle Paul said if you live according to the flesh and are continually yielding to the lusts and desires of it you will die. But if you are crucifying your flesh, living in the Spirit,
Moses told Israel that because of they had refused to enter the Promised Land, God would not go to battle with them. Nevertheless, Israel persisted in their rebellious plan and advanced into battle