In The Desert


“After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.  Acts 7:30 (NIV)


Forty years is a long time to wait. Should it take that long for Lord to make a servant ready to serve Him?  Angels do not appear every day.  What kind of seeker of God should we be to have this kind of experience?  But a point is being mentioned that Moses´ marvelous encounter happened in the dessert.  What can we learn there?

Jesus wandered out into the desert too.  Many of the servants of the Lord have spent time in the wilderness.  Is a desert a lonely barren place where there is little to sustain?  Is it a cruel and harsh place where one can take little comfort in many other comforts?  Could there be a lesson for all followers of Christ to be found

Should we all need to experience this removal of ourselves from the enticing, distracting, and engaging world where we live?  Should we all seek some solitary place that is far removed from comfort and pleasure?  Should we each wander out of our way to the wilderness of soul where the Lord can show Himself to us?  If Moses´ moment of enlightenment came from his isolation, then shall we all seek our Lord today in the lonely deserts of our soul?


Dear Lord,

Help us leave the comfort of our lives and come to a place where we can find and be with You!  Let us search the deserts of our hearts until we fine You in shining experience today!  Give us a burning awakening of Your Presence now we pray!


By S.D. Wonenberg


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