We’re starting our second week reading One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer. Last week we learned about deliverance and this week we begin our study of development. If you are listening to the audio/video sessions, be sure to listen to Session Two: Welcome to the Wilderness. Priscilla has a great message about God’s plan for leading us INTO the wilderness…on purpose! If you never understood why bad things happen to good people….then you’ll want to listen to this audio session.
During the audio session, Priscilla repeatedly asks you to reflect on the journey God has asked you to walk through.Is there a specific place that God has called you to…your wilderness. Are you in a wilderness season right now? Do you intend to yield to the wilderness, and allow God to do His good work in you?
As mentioned by Priscilla, in wilderness living, we meet Him and see more of Him in our lives.
Father God, you carry us like a father carries His daughter…through the wilderness and storms of life, you are there beside us. We seek you in our darkest days, and you are there. We find you in our fear, and you offer strength. We feel your presence in our lives, and know that we are safe in your arms. Our heart’s desire is to experience this intimacy with you at ALL times…not just in our wilderness. May we yield to your love and your Spirit and experience you each day of our lives. May we feel you in every breath we take…and may we slow down….yield…and listen when You speak. Thank you God, for giving us the gift of your unfailing love….in wilderness…and in daily living. May your blessings blanket us with peace, joy, love, comfort, hope and faith. Amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- God often chooses a wilderness journey for us, to give us an opportunity to experience Him in a way we might miss in a place of ease and convenience.
- The Lord often chooses a wilderness experience for us because His goal is to make us more dependent on Him.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You. Job 42:5
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8
I know, O LORD, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23
Are you presently in wilderness living, and if so, what are you doing to allow God into your journey? Please share a past or present wilderness experience.