The title speaks for itself. It’s been 5 years since my last blog post and the time has surely been one to reminisce and soon to forget. The everyday busyness of life sometimes takes control like a steering wheel turning left and right. Although during this hiatus, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect and ponder my eternal commission. There’s a few things about walking in the desert we all can learn from.
1) You find your true self
2) The walk is never easy
3) The desert reveals your character
4) You never walk alone
The Psalmist paints a picture of the desert field when he said, “Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;” Ps.107:4. To walk aimlessly without purpose is not what the creator intended for his creation. There needs to be a clear direction that alone brings glory to God in your own life but also draws us closer to His presence. Too many of us have had a desert wondering experience for too long now. It’s time to wake up!
Later on the Psalmist provides a source of hope for anyone stuck in a desert like experience. “He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.” Ps. 107:35. Sometimes it takes others longer to find this water but the ultimate goal is to get to the source. I’m just grateful that I was able, that His sustaining grace allowed me to see pass the mirage of self-denial and self centeredness.
Now begins a NEW chapter that will lead me through the growing pains of life as a believer. The difference now is faith, family and fitness will be my tools for constructing a God-like character that brings glory and honor to the son.
Soli Deo Gloria