In the comments on Monday, my dear friend Carol Boley said: It is only in the desert that we learn how precious the water really is. While in our humanity we would never choose to go there, good things happen in the desert.
I think that, for those of us who are sitting in the desert right now, it’s good that we’re feeling the dryness. It signals that we are alive and healthy and longing for God. I mean, imagine it – if you were distant from God and you didn’t miss Him. That is honestly the worst place to be.
Over the next several months, I am going to be working on some of the spiritual disciplines – not out of obligation, but out of a thirst to know God and his Word better. If it’s something you would like to journey with me on, I would love to have you. (I’m not leading this per say. I just would love to have some traveling partners.) I’m going to be exploring the disciplines using two different books: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster and Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney (I’ve included the Amazon Link if you’re interested.) I’m hoping for a week a month on the blog we can talk about that month’s discipline and how it’s lived out in your and my life. Later this month I’ll be looking at Reading God’s Word as my spiritual discipline of the month.
Thanks for hanging with me this week and being an encouragement. I’m blessed by each and every on of you.