Beth Moore has stated, in one of her previous bible studies, the idea that we are always in one of three phases of life, comparing us to the Israelite's journey from Egypt to the Promised Land: slavery, wilderness or the promised land. Now since I can safely rule out slavery - a place of bondage - I'll look at wilderness and promised land in describing just where I think I am.
In my own words, wilderness is a time of journeying, not having a clear destination in sight, but trusting that God does. It's sowing seeds without seeing the harvest.
Promised land is the place we come to that we have clarity, prayers have been answered and there is harvest!
According to Beth Moore, we journey in and out of these phases of wilderness and promised land throughout our lives.
Lately, it is apparent that I am in this phase of wilderness. I am journeying, but the destination is unclear. I am sowing seeds, praying and trusting because I believe that when that time comes that I am in the phase of promised land, I will look back and realize there was no way I would have gotten to that place of harvest and abundance without the time journeying through the wilderness. I may not feel it or see it now, but I believe in these times of wilderness, God is at work. Possibly at his finest work in me.
Therefore, I'm giving myself permission to remain quiet here until after the holidays. God-willing, I look forward to coming back fresh at the first of the new year!
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