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wilderness

Jesus repeatedly left the crowds, though, stealing away into the wilderness to pray (Luke 5:16 VOICE).

Wilderness.  Wandering in desolate places. Wilderness requires waiting.   Forty years in the desert.  Nothing about the word wilderness sounds appealing. Rather…empty, lonely, barren.   Yet Jesus found the wilderness to be full of fruit–spiritual fruit.  He withdrew often to talk with His father in the wilderness.  The Son of God, with divinity downloaded into every gene, still felt the need to separate Himself often from the world around Him to pray.   I wonder what this means for you and me? Continue reading


secret!

Friendship belongs to those who fear the Lord.  With them He shares His secrets… (Psalm 25:14 TLB)

Secret! I love a good secret. Keeping a secret requires that we remain on our guard.  We don’t  want to “spill the beans” in a thoughtless moment. The Bible tells that God has secrets–and shares His secrets with His friends.  Jesus said, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you (John 15:15).  Prayer is kind of like keeping a secret with God.  We take our secret requests to Him and remain alert to His voice–ready to take action as He leads. Continue reading