Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Wilderness: Bible Study Series by Beth Moore

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The Wilderness
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We’re in week 2 of our Bible Study, A Woman’s Heart:  God’s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore.  Today’s focus is on God’s desire for His children to depend on Him, not themselves.  When the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness after leaving Egypt, God provided for them.  In the wilderness, God showed Himself as their provider and healer.  The children of Israel wandered in a real wilderness – a desert, a barren land, a harsh land that can be compared to our spiritual wilderness.  The same provider and healer who led the children of Israel through their long journey through the wilderness of the Middle East meets us in our spiritual wilderness and shows himself as our provider and healer.

The Wilderness

Some of the main points I took away from this lesson:
God’s supernatural provision for humanity is most recognizable when we find ourselves in a wilderness devoid of self-sufficiency. – Beth Moore

Our own insufficiencies are only invitations to experience the super natural sufficiency of a universally powerful, personally responsible God. – Beth Moore
In Deuteronomy 4:32-40, we learn about several ways God revealed Himself to Israel.
  1.  They heard the voice of God speaking in the fire.
  2. He took for Himself a nation by trials, signs, wonders, war, a mighty hand, and outstretched arms.
  3. He let them hear his voice.
  4. He brought them from Egypt by His great power.
  5. he drove out nations greater and mightier than them and gave them their land as an inheritance.
God revealed himself in such supernatural ways because He loved their fathers before them and so that they might know that He is Lord and there is no other but Him.

God intervenes for His people.
He goes before us, follows behind us, safely inside the realm of His protection . . . Everything God did with Israel in the realm of the seen, He does with us in the realm of the unseen . . . The same God who made His presence known to the Israelites in their wilderness is just as fully Jehovah-Shamma, “the Lord is present”, in ours. – Beth Moore
God reveals Himself victoriously to those who allow Him.

I highly encourage you to go through the entire Bible Study, A Woman’s Heart:  God’s Dwelling Place.  In order to protect the copyrights of Beth Moore, I only summarize the the things we learn and certain key points.  You are missing out on so much knowledge, truth, and wisdom if you neglect the entire study.  To get your copy, click here.

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