When the Lord leads His Children into the wilderness, He is wanting to draw us closer…wanting to commune with us. Unfortunately, we often tend to draw closer to Jesus only when our circumstances are unpleasant. We are indeed thankful, as we most certainly should be, but we tend to stop actively seeking to grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when our circumstances remain pleasing according to our will.
Remember, Jesus Christ is alive, searching the earth to and fro to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9). Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross, is inexhaustible. There is no need for hypothetical philosophies such as harbingers, shemitahs and blood moons to conjure up vain imaginations which always and without fail excite the flesh. We don’t need a “purpose” driven life, we need a FAITH driven life…a life driven by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved us and gave Himself for us (Galatians 2:20). We must stop replacing simple faith in the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ with our man devised purposes and start contending for the faith which was once delivered unto us (Jude 1:3).
Believing is the action part of faith. Faith is a noun and we all have a mustard seed of faith. It is in the wilderness that our faith is put in action and we choose to believe or turn back to Egypt. This exercise of faith is not for the Lord, it is for us – to show us in whom or what we are actually believing. Our heart is deceitful and we often do not understand the spiritual fornication occurring in our very own heart.
If you have found yourself in the wilderness, rejoice. There is Grace in the wilderness…His Name is Jesus. Follow Him.
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
-Donna Clark Warren