Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Listening in the Quietness of the Desert

Have you ever gone through a trial so bad, that you felt like you were in a deep, dark hole without a way to get out or knowing which way was out? I have! My parents have! Maybe you're having a hard time finding a job, or trying to figure out what to do with each child you have. Maybe you're experiencing something so big, and so dramatic, that you don't think it will ever be over.

I remember watching this movie we have called, "Hinds Feet on High Places". It's one of those low quality films, but it's just enough to make you cry. I'm sure many of you know how the story goes, and if you don't, I encourage you to find out! Any way, "Much Afraid" is at one time in the desert, lonely, and trying to figure out the "Shephards" (God's) plan for her. It is at this time that her two companions help her to trust God. When "Much Afraid" goes through the wilderness, it's dark, cloudy and stormy, and it's through this storm that she learns that God is always with her.
When we go through trials in our life, as hard as it is, we need to understand that God has a plan out of that trial. We may not see it at the time, but God does!
The next time your in the desert or wilderness...STOP! LISTEN! It's in this desperate time that you hear God's powerful voice!

Ginny Owens wrote a song called, "If you want me to", and I thought it was perfect to share with ya'll. The song is beautiful as well!

"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
(James 1:2-4) (NASB)

If You Want Me To:
The pathway is broken and the signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here.
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley if You want me to

'Cause I'm not who I was when I took my first step; And
I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet. So if all of these
trials bring me closer to You, then I will go through the fire if You want me to.

It may not be the way I would have chosen, when You lead me through
a world that's not my home. But You never said it would be easy,
You only said I'd never go alone.

So when the whole world turns against me, and I'm all by myself; And I can't hear You answer my cries for help. I'll remember the suffering, Your love put You through, And I will go
through the darkness if You want me to.

When I cross over Jordan, I'm gonna sing, gonna shout! I'm gonna look into Your eyes and see, You never let me down. So take me on the pathway that will lead me home to You, And I will
walk through the valley if You want me to; Yes, I will walk through the valley
if You want me to

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