A Wilderness Experience

Deuteronomy 6:22-23..But he brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. Before our eyes the Lord sent miraculous signs and wonders—great and terrible upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.

 Good Morning Everyone, this morning we are going to look at how we look at our own “wilderness experiences” when they come, because we all have all had to face them at one time or another in our lives.

Let’s look at this situation that the Israelites found themselves in as they were being led out of Egypt. After a time, the people began to complain that God had brought them out only to let them die in the wilderness. They began to doubt God and his promise to take them to a promised land filled with milk and honey.

 They began to fear ever reaching the promise land. They found themselves longing for Egypt wanting to go back to where they came from even if that meant slavery. They felt caught between two worlds. They couldn’t enjoy Egypt nor could they enjoy the promised land. All they had was desert wandering.

 God's intention is to bring us out of the world into fellowship with Him. The Apostle Paul wrote that if we have no hope of resurrection, if all we have is here, eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. In other words, if this desert wandering is all we have, let’s go back to Egypt.

  In today's verse God declares that His whole purpose in bringing us out is  to bring us in. It is not to take away pleasurable things. It is to give you real pleasures (Psalm 16:11)…You have made known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.  

 Be encouraged, God will finish the work He started when He first drew you to Himself. He will change you into His image (Romans 8:29). He will bring you into the Promised Land of unbroken fellowship with Him. We struggle with all the distractions of life and wonder if we will ever get there. He brought you out to bring you in! Don't get comfortable in this desert, pilgrim. Are you entering in?

 Blessings, Dee

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