• The Profit of the Desert Place

    19 September, 2016

    Hannah lived in the sand-blasted desperate deserts of her soul. Year after year Elkanah's wife Hannah worshiped and sacrificed to the Lord. Hannah was sorely provoked in spirit through her barrenness, weeping much in anguish and grief. Her pleading did not cease any more than God had not…...[read more]

  • Jesus did Solitude#

    4 July, 2016

    Did Jesus ever make a mistake? His brief season upon planet earth was punctuated in silence, devotion and prayerful solitude. A model we all would do well to heed. Solitude is as much self-discovery as it is the window Heaven opens unto itself. Both Mark and Luke, as they begin their Gospels…...[read more]

  • The Return to Darkness#

    18 April, 2016

    I saw a large number of people trapped by a cave-in. In an instant total darkness fell upon the cave. Some were injured. The darkness hid the wounds but not the pain. The darkness could not stop the bleeding. Two people were sent for rescue, to find a way out. This was an impossibly difficult task,…...[read more]

  • The Desert of Bitterness ~ LOVE & HEALING

    27 February, 2016

    #Bitterness slams the door on tomorrow today. But Jesus knowing Judas' betrayal and all its promised bitterness still cleansed filthy dust from His betrayer's feet. There is value from the pain of bitterness. There is a wonderful, cleansing resurrection strength for those who persist in…...[read more]

  • The Desert of Bitterness ~ A TRANSFORMING TIMBER

    25 February, 2016

    There are two conditions of the heart no one can hide: one the heart is filled with love and the other when we are infected with bitterness.# ~ Francis Frangipane Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to…...[read more]

  • The Desert of Bitterness ~ TESTING

    24 February, 2016

    Not lost in the Sinai desert. But still the Israelites found themselves very unhappy. The bitter waters of Marah confronted God's thirsty infant nation.# Freedom was insufficient to also see blessing. Bitterness is life-sapping. Foul to the body. A deadly pollutant to the soul. It weighs us…...[read more]

  • The Desert of Bitterness ~ MULTIPLICATION

    23 February, 2016

    The sea waters parted for Israel but didn't for Egypt.# Israel lived. Egypt drowned. (See yesterday's SoulSnack - The Desert of Bitterness ~ RESCUE ) When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people…...[read more]

  • The Desert of Bitterness ~ RESCUE

    22 February, 2016

    There are many rich fields for bitterness. Harsh labor is but one fertile soil. (Read the series Introduction to The Desert of Bitterness .) The Lord's soon-to-be nation (Israel) had slipped into begging prayer. Suffering does that. Egypt was a nation crowning at the birth of a mightier one.…...[read more]

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