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  • Writer's pictureLarry Neville

When the Desert Blossoms

I have just finished a walk in the desert. It is fantastic to see all the beautiful Cactus blossoms. Plants that appeared to be dull have become so colorful.

I’ll never forget one Sunday afternoon in Arizona, my friend Gary and I were off-roading in his desert buggy when it broke down. We had to walk a few miles in the hot desert to hitch a ride home. We learned that getting stuck in the desert can become dangerous.

In the Bible, we read of God meeting with people in the desert.

It was in the desert that God called Moses, “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God” (Exodus 3:1).

God led the Children of Israel into the desert. Even though they were apparently under the covering of God’s cloud, they continually complained. The desert is not where they wanted to be.

Over and over, we see God working miracles for them in the desert.

“In the days of desert dryness, he split open the mighty rock, and the waters flowed like a river before their very eyes. He gave them all they wanted to drink from his living springs” (Psalm 78:15-16 TPT).

Here are a few thoughts to think about this Monday morning.

  1. Our life journey takes us through deserts. You may be in one now.

  2. Believe and expect personal miracles while in the desert. “He also can turn a barren wilderness into an oasis with water” (Psalm 137:36 TPT). He can make springs flow into desert lands

  3. If you break down in the desert, get back up, and there will be a way out.

“We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously” (1 Corinthians 10:13 TPT).

Oh! We made it home, went back and got the buggy, repaired, and went back to the desert many times with the same old desert buggy.

Larry Neville


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