Wednesday

...of the desert "ain't" nothing to be afraid of...too bad I didn't know it then

…perhaps I would not have been an aimless wanderer in the desert, searching for that which doesn’t exist among mortals.
Then again, my time in the desert served its purpose.

“Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that s a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you. Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in His ways and revering Him. For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land-a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe His commands, His laws and His decrees…” Deuteronomy 8:2-11a NIV

Guess what y’all, (yes, I typed y’all and ain't in the title with a double negative, tee-hee); I’m in the good land. I am standing in awe at the streams. The hills are smooth, thus easy to reach the top. I am swinging on the vines and feasting on pure honey. I want for NOTHING.

13 comments:

  1. Ahhh, the good land! The journey may not be easy, but God is faithful. Amen?
    I think it is amazing that you have been sharing this journey so openly, and I pray there is a woman reading along to whom God is speaking clearly about restoration and reconciliation. About the good land after the dessert.

    Love you!
    Karen

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  2. The times in my life when I have found myself in the desert have truly changed me and drawn me closer to my Heavenly Father. I don't want to go back, but those were the times I grew the most.
    Hugs, andrea

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  3. Oops! I meant deSert. Guess you know where my mind is. Always thinking about deSSert. *grin*

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE Deut. 8!! Thanks for this reminder!

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  5. Thank you for sharing, as well as the Scripture verse. Appreciate all your comments on my blog as well. Blessings.

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  6. Carrie @ comfortedbyGod.blogspot.com

    I stumbled across your blog--what a wonderful account of God's transforming and redeeming power!

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  7. I've been in the desert...I've been on the mountains and can tell you anywhere with Him...is ok with me...All I know...is I'm not going alone anymore...Sarah

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  8. And booooy do you deserve it!

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  9. ...traigo
    sangre
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    tarde
    herida
    en
    la
    mano
    y
    una
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    mi
    corazón
    para
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    este
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    viene
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    compartir
    contigo
    tu
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    de
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    y
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    dentro...


    desde mis
    HORAS ROTAS
    Y AULA DE PAZ


    TE SIGO TU BLOG




    CON saludos de la luna al
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    poesía...


    AFECTUOSAMENTE
    MY HEART SPEAKS...

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    ramón...

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  10. I pray there is a woman reading along to whom God is speaking clearly about restoration and reconciliation. About the good land after the dessert.
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  11. Hey, Larie -
    Just checkin' in to see how you're doing.

    Miss you,
    Karen

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  12. You are an inspiration to me. I understand the desert and I understand the mountain. My last trip to the mountain I asked the Lord if I could stay there. He said no, that's what Peter asked on the mount of transfiguration. You have to go back to the valley, where life is real and difficult. I little disappointed, but greatly energized, I am, like you, walking through life in His footsteps. God bless you.

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  13. Hey Larie,
    I liked your book review. It will probably run May 7 or 8 on my blog Family Fountain. Can I download a picture of you and your husband to put on it? wb

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Y'all's comments are overwhelmingly encouraging. I appreciate them very much. They motivate me to continue being myself. Smooches!