Leave the Wilderness Changed

Like others, I have too had to adapt to this “quarantine” “Stay at Home” or “Lose Your Mind” kind of lifestyle. It’s like life halted all at once, because it has. Everything was comfortable, normal, we were in control of when and where we wanted to go and BAM! We were left with the economy spiraling downwards, millions of unemployment within three weeks and our lives would be changed. But for the better?

We ask ourselves, what was the point in all of this?

It’s like we have been scattered in a wilderness of isolation, desolate, uninhabited and deserted by others. Let’s face it, isolation is a wilderness!

But I want to point out that the “wilderness” is an invitation. How is that?

God may be shaking us, wanting us to re-prioritize our lives and re-align ourselves for the better. He may be showing you areas in your life where you need to repent, areas that you are lacking. For some, it is a hard thing to do. But it’s been done before.

The Israelites: When they were in their “wilderness” God provided; not for days ahead but each day He made provision. – Exodus 16

Hagar: When she fled into her “wilderness” a promise was revealed to her by an angel of the Lord about her son who was Ishmael. – Genesis 16

Jesus: After being baptized in water by John, Jesus was led into His “wilderness” where he was tempted for forty days and forty nights by the enemy, preparing Him for His ministry. – Matthew 4

The Wilderness is an invitation into dependence. 

Sometimes invitations from God are not wrapped in a pretty bow. Most times it’s going to cause discomfort and loneliness. But remember that we never graduate from being dependent on God to being independent from God.





Live for Today, Not Yesterday’s

God would not stop speaking this to me, and it goes for all my listeners as well. So I had to post this ASAP

“STOP remembering of what you killed yesterday, live for today”

 You’ve killed it! You laid it on the sacrifice, so don’t go back to it, like a dog returning to its own vomit. Meaning this. You’ve sinned! Ok, ask for forgiveness, and don’t do it again, but what if i do? I can’t get free from this thing, it’s become part of my life; are the thoughts that the enemy throws in our face. For 1. He should be under your foot, not in your face, speaking lies, rebuke that in Jesus name. 2. We look so much on our past that it defines our future (if we don’t let God handle it) ” Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it on my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.” – Philippians 3:13

Which brings me to my next conclusion. We can’t beat this battle ourself, Mike Matheny the manager of the St.Louis Cardinals made a great quote a few days ago after the St. Louis Cardinals won the game, don’t ask who they were playing, I’m not a sports kinda guy. But Mike said this ” You can’t beat someone who won’t quit”. Did you get that? Spiritually speaking: Stop relying on self and trust in Him! “If you, O’Lord, should mark iniquities, O’Lord, wo could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.” – Psalm 130:3,4

condemning your sin, feeling bad for yourself will not help out the situation. We must forgive others and also our self which is the hardest person to forgive. ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” – Proverbs 3:5

We have been stealing bases, trying everything in this spiritual warfare to outwit the enemy, friend, stop it. Remember IT IS FINISHED, repent, don’t quit, you are on the winning side.