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Are you in the wilderness?
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Are you in the wilderness?

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“What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.” Psalm 116:12-13 The Lord has done so much for us, how could we ever repay Him. His gift of salvation alone is so much more than we deserve. His Holy Spirit abiding in our hearts and guiding us each day is so much more than we are worthy of. Daily, He provides us with a comfortable place to live, clothes to wear, and food to eat. We have family and friends who love us and are there for us when we need them. How could we every repay the Lord for all the things He has provided for us? The only thing He requires is for us to give ourselves completely to Him, accept His salvation, walk in the way He directs,…

“I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick:” Ezekiel 34:16 Bible reading this month has been in the Book of Ezekiel. It is rather difficult reading and there is so much of it that is hard to understand. God is dealing with judgment on the nation of Israel and on other nations. But here and there a verse stands out and speaks to our hearts in a special way, like this one in Chapter 34. I have loved ones who have wandered away from the Lord, and for whom I pray daily, believing that God is going to restore them. In the NLT, this reads: “I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and will bring them safely home again. I will bandage the injured…

“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.” Psalm 108:1 There are times when we have placed our confidence in other people, and have been disappointed. We shared something personal with them and they failed to keep our secret and spread it around to others. It is hard to trust them again. Thankfully, we can go to the Lord Jesus and share our innermost thoughts and dreams. He never betrays a confidence and we can safely trust in Him. No matter what we are going through, He listens to our prayers and will give us guidance and direction. It is so comforting to be able to talk to Him about our fears, our struggles, and our deepest feelings. The New Living Translation puts it this way: “My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with…