The wilderness is filled with God’s beauty and God’s creatures. Lions, tigers, and bears are often found in the wild, not to mention the creepy and crawling things. For some, they shudder when they think of it, for others, they are excited and quickly pitch a tent. Whatever your feelings are about the wilderness, it’s beautiful, scary, and very necessary.
Think about the wilderness in the Bible. The children of Israel, Hagar, Moses, and many others all experienced the beauty and the safety of God in the wilderness. Imagine the uncertainty, loss of direction, and difficulty that they all experienced there.
The children of Israel had no food and no water without God. Hagar was prepared to watch her child die. Moses saw a burning bush not being consumed. But each experienced God in their wilderness!
You will too! Do not run from your call to the wild, the Lord is waiting to meet you there. The wilderness is incredibly uncomfortable, filled with big and sometimes scary things. It can be dry and hot and it doesn’t seem like anything is growing. But fret not, for your wilderness will be the very moment when you are propelled to a new level in your walk with Christ.
In the wild, you’ll be able to hear the promises of God clearly spoken to you. You will receive power, strength, and wisdom! In the wild, you are aptly positioned to see the miracles God’s doing in your life. In the wild, you will be nourished and fed. In the wilderness, there is life, no matter what you see!
The tenderness of God can be experienced in your wilderness season. Do not despise this part of your walk. God is waiting for you there. He will be your food. He will be your living water. He will be your light, safety, and protection.
Answer the call to the wild.
Peace and Blessings