Mondays are often like the desert to me. The desert is a powerful place, it is a place where one lives on the edge. It is a place where there is little protection. It is a place where, without the trappings which go with everyday life, one is faced with great and ultimate realities
Mondays start with a bang for me, going out the door to work and diving into the payroll when I get there. I’d like a little quiet time, but that is not to be had on Monday morning.
Some think of the dessert as a quiet place to be, but there are many harsh truths there to be faced. The desert is a place of extremes where choices are more clear-cut.
It could be a thankless job or an unending routine. The desert can wear any number of faces.
There are however Oasis in the desert. Sometimes God has to take us to the barren wilderness places before he can teach us what we need to learn. Moses himself tells us that it is in order that God can humble us, and test us, that the true condition of our heart might be revealed.
God taught Moses in the Desert how to handle monotony, how to wait on God. God is not at all concerned about your concept of time. If you find yourself in the Desert school don’t despair. God has a purpose for you being there
It is there that you will learn things that you will not learn anywhere else.
The dessert is a good place to visit.
Have a Merry Monday everyone!
There is life in the Oasis!