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

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“But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”  (Genesis 19:26 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) God told Lot to flee to mountains and warned him not to look back. For whatever reason, Lot’s wife did not take God’s command seriously. She looked back and was changed into a mass of rock salt, probably retaining the human figure (Adam Clarke’s Commentary). Not much information is given as to what really happened. The account is short but must be seriously considered. The New Testament also records this statement, “Remember Lot’s Wife” (Luke 17:32). I recently received a warning from the Highway Patrol. I was driving to a nursing home to visit a friend. The road was under construction and a flashing sign warned me to drive with extreme caution. Large traffic cones served as guides through the turns in the road. I hit…

“The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!” (Judges 6:12 in the New Living Translation of the Bible) God really does have a sense of humor doesn’t He? When He went to see Gideon, He called him “Mighty hero” and that was before GIdeon showed his skill in battle or rescued anyone. In verse 15, Gideon let God know that he was not qualified so how on earth could he save Israel. He came from the poorest in the neighborhood and he was the least in his father’s house. Sound familiar? Often I have felt like God must have got names mixed up when He asked me to do something for Him. Like Gideon, I’ve said, “I’m not qualified, find somebody else.” God saw something heroic in Gideon that he didn’t know he had. God qualified him and He will do…

“Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) The Message reads, “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything” (Psalm 46:10). Being still is required to really know God. Prayer and meditation help us look up and away from the difficulties of life to the Heavens and exalt His wonderful name! Find time to step out of the busyness of life and reflect on His goodness and mercy. Prayer:  I am so glad that I know You, God. Thank You for Your bountiful blessings to me and my family during this season of Thanksgiving! Devotion by Kaye Singleton