The Wilderness

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“You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJV)

“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’ At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.”

Mark 1:9-13 (NIV)

In the wilderness, I must remember:

  1. How God sees and feels about me.

“And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’”

Mark 1:11 (NIV)

“Give thanks to him who led his people through the wilderness. His faithful love endures forever.”

Psalm 136:16 (NLT)

  1. I’m not in control; keep close to the one who is.

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.”

Matthew 4:1-2 (NASB)

“He split open the rocks in the wilderness to give them water, as from a gushing spring.”

Psalm 78:15 (NLT)

  1. A painful season is often a preparation season.

“...and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with wild animals, and angels attended him.”

Mark 1:13 (NLT)

“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.”

Psalm 65:11-12 (NLT)

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