How my desert time has helped me to know God much better

It was during the last three years of desert, which was to me like probably the exile in Babylone for the Israelites, that I learned to see myself as God sees me and recognise the deeply entrenched independence from Him which brings danger to my life - because independence from Him leads to disaster in the end, as it did with me. Thus, I am very grateful for the desert. I also learned here in exile to see God for who He really is - so patient, so loving, so forgiving, so compassionate. I had known this in my head before, but now I know it in my heart. Desert times are precious times.

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Aug 22, 2015
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Surrounded By 5000 Square Miles Of Silence NEW
by: Walt

I can relate to what the author of the site wrote about the danger of independence.

Because of my upbringing, whenever I've had the chance, I've sought to kingdom build. Not for God, but for me. For my safety. My security.

So, God knowing me far, far better than I will ever know myself, again, for the umpteenth time, knocked down my little kingdom building efforts, and blew me far into the desert.

This knock down was a knock out, with no ability to get back up.

God's actions sometime seem severe. But they are designed for our eternal good. It's an eternal purpose He has.

Apr 27, 2014
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Knowing God NEW
by: Jacob Oshisanya

My knowing God is ongoing as I think I know and holy but holy nothing until God Almighty show himself that He can not be deceived, He can not be played since He always present because He knows and sees everything. He is God in deed

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