I saw a map a few weeks ago that showed the nations draught conditions. So I began praying for rain.Well it started raining last Wednesday and it didn’t stop until yesterday.
The hard cracked earth is now pliable and today they are calling for sunshine.
Sometimes our hearts can become hard cracked earth and we thirst for the rain of refreshing. We can be in the wilderness wandering and wanting. Mouths dry and heart parched as we follow God toward the promised land. The map of it bright red and begging.
We may wonder if God is really with us. We may wonder if we went the wrong way. We may be tempted with a longing to go back to Egypt and its bondage which only temporarily quenches our thirst.
In fact when the Israelites were led out of Egypt by Moses the first thing they did was complain. First about their hunger, and then about their thirst. Yet when they cried out God heard. Having mercy on them He led them to water from a rock.
3 But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?” Exodus 17:3 NIV
Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others. I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile. Blessings to you and yours, <3Melinda
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