All through the Bible we find references to wilderness places and experiences. “Wilderness” is an important biblical concept. The word is also translated in the Bible as “desert” or “barren place.”
It is impossible to be a growing Christian believer without getting acquainted with the idea of wilderness/desert experiences. There are many examples of people in the Bible who went through such experiences; people like Joseph, Moses, David, Jeremiah, Jesus, the apostles Paul and John. We experience them too.
While some of our wildernesses are caused by our own foolishness and disobedience, many wilderness experiences are designed by God for our good.
Wildernesses come in the form of:
- A disruption to our comfort zone.
- A delay of our timetable.
- A death of our dream.
- A challenge to our character.
- A season of heat, pain, dryness, disappointment or pressure in our lives.
We all go through things like these. What we do in and with our wilderness experiences is critical to our future. We can waste them or benefit from them.
How do we make the most of a wilderness?
This weekend at Church of the Redeemer I will be sharing a special message answering this question. I hope you will join us for this important teaching.
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Don’t miss church this weekend. I look forward to seeing you!