Monday, August 9, 2010

The Land Between

One of the best Leadership Summit talks I heard was entitled "The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions."  The biblical reference is the desert wilderness the Israelites crossed to get from Egypt to the Promised Land, but it goes by many names: illness, divorce, unemployment, rebellious teen, loneliness. 
What grows in the desert? Actually a lot.  It is fertile ground for complaining, bitterness, resentment and, ultimately, for God's discipline.  But it is also fertile ground for hope, trust, perseverance and, ultimately, for God's provision. Your heart is in danger in the land between; it can be a place of transformational growth or a place where faith goes to die.  Your choice.

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