It’s hard to believe that it’s Monday morning already. Weekend, where did you go? Did anyone get the chance for some alone time?
Last week, via Sara Hagerty and Mary Stafford, I was led to the following quote that has since settled on my heart and refuses to leave:
“Desert life sanctifies you. You have no idea you are changing. You simply notice after you’ve been in the desert awhile that you are different.”
I love how even in the desert, God is able to meet us, draw us in, and transform us. Some of my driest seasons are seasons that I would never take back, because in those pits, I encountered God in an intimate, and loving way. Even in my wasteland, God is at work; making me increasingly aware of my need for Him and His vast love for me.
Last week, Caroline
shared about a dry season she’s experienced and noted that even in the desert, “I have been reminded and made aware –more than ever—of my acute need for Jesus. I have been made more aware of my insatiable thirst that can only be quenched by Jesus—the Living Water. So while it’s been hard, dry, and I have been weary, I am ever thankful that He led me into this place to remind me of my brokenness, my barrenness, without him.”
“See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.
The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the desert
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.”