Friday, January 25, 2013
In The Wilderness
Remember the Israelites in the Old Testament? God brings them out of Egypt where they were slaves, and they wander the wilderness for forty years before God brings them into the Promised Land. I'm studying the book of Deuteronomy in a women's group right now and I really feel like right now, my family is in the wilderness.
God brought Chris out of being a pastor (where he got burned out) and I think we're in this phase of life where we are processing all that happened while he was there and we're trying to learn from it, to let go, to forgive where we need to forgive. We're living on manna. We're seeing signs and wonders. And through all of this, we're learning more of Who God is.
And eventually, I think He'll lead us into the Promised Land. Chris feels more and more lately like he WILL go back into full-time ministry eventually. I think we'll move somewhere new eventually. I think we'll find our Promised Land where we'll bear the most fruit and have the most impact. I don't know how long we'll be in this wilderness, but realizing that's where we are makes everything make a lot more sense to us. And there's comfort and even joy in that.
We're trying to heal right now. We're trying to learn what we're supposed to learn and grow in the ways we're supposed to grow.
Are you in the wilderness right now? Or have you been there before?