A Series of Life Lessons From the Back of the Desert (V) (Exodus 3:1) [Short (just a few paragraphs) Readings]

In The Back of the Desert
A Season of Life When God Seems Far Away

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God (Exodus 3:1).

What life meanings can one take away from this Old Testament Bible passage?

If it’s possible that you could find yourself in the back of the desert (and it is possible), then how do you prepare for that season in life?

Let’s look at three ways to prepare for a time in the back of the desert: prayer, perseverance and patience. The fourth blog in this series discussed perseverance. This blog will focus on patience.

Forty years passed before God spoke to Moses from the burning bush.

Forty years!

I don’t know about you, but the “impatient-in-me” gets, well, impatient a whole lot sooner than 40 years.

I pray and I want an immediate answer.

But it is in unanswered prayer that God weaves the great tapestry of life that not only includes life’s direction, meaning and answers for me, but also for you.

Because I can’t see the tapestry, patience whispers in my ear that this is a time that I can grow in my faith relationship with my Savior and Lord. “Trust the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding,” (Proverbs 3:5).

In preparation for time in the back of the desert, practice patience.

Next: A personal call


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