Sunday, February 28, 2010


ONe of my favorite lines to one of my favorite songs...
This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

I truly feel that I am definitely in the desert right now.  Alone, thirsty, waiting, sad, and impatient.

The thing that I am realizing about the desert is that there are soooo many mirages in this place.  

Things that I think will take the loneliness away.  Things that I think will numb the pain that I 

am experiencing.  Counterfeit stuff that I think will quench my thirst.  And finally, I find myself 

using methods that will attempt to hasten my stay in this dry and weary land.  Is there 

abundant living in the desert?  Sure doesn't feel like it.  And then I read Isaiah 30:15... "Your 

salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.  Your 

strength will come from settling down in complete dependance on me."

So, this is what I am attempting this week!  To rest, be quiet, trust, and surrender.  That should 

be pretty easy, right?  

The end of the song goes like this:

This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be empited again
The seed I've recieved I will sow

I know the time is coming that favor and providence will flow.  I just have to be patient and wait.  Hope you all have a great week.


  1. I have been there too - it's a lonely place.
    And the green pastures are not as lush as we imagine - they are filled with sprigs of green. Just enough. For one day. For one moment. Just enough.
    I hope you get a little Just Enough this week.

  2. I love that song, but not as much as I love you friend.