Part 4: Chapter 1 – Day 1: Preserved in the Wilderness

After several weeks of pausing because of our move, I am so very grateful to be able to re-blog again, joining here at my sister, Anna’s site, as we share from our book, “Arise and Shine: Beloved You Are Mine.” Today’s post is from Part 4, Chapter 1, acacia wood – incorruptible humanity. It was such an encouragement to my heart to read the words that God gave me several years ago–He knew that other desert times would be facing me again. HIS deliverance is so great! Come, read along with us:

Shalom Aleh

Welcome to Day 1 of Part 4‘s Chapter 1. Today, Bettie is bringing forward our first free will offering of acacia wood – incorruptible humanity in Christ Jesus. May you be blessed and uplifted, as Bettie shares the comfort and encouragement God gave her through His Word with us all. Open our hearts to receive Your Word to us today, oh LORD.

Some days the weight of my own humanity feels too much to bear. I am altogether aware of every shortcoming, every wound, and every stain. The trial has seemed to blaze a scorching onto my bare head, and I want to run for cover.

Perhaps you have felt the same?

If we could just hide away, somewhere dark and cool, find a cave in the midst of this desert, we think that we will be safe. Oh, but the enemy of our souls hides in…

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6 thoughts on “Part 4: Chapter 1 – Day 1: Preserved in the Wilderness

  1. Dear Bettie! I have been thinking much of you and wondering how your move has gone. I trust you are feeling the comforting solace of the precious Holy Spirit as these life changes become more real to you. I am praying for you, sweet friend.

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    1. Oh Dear Cheryl, I am feeling that “comforting solace of the precious Holy Spirit” that you spoke of. Thank you so much for your prayers. There really are so many changes from every direction, but God keeps holding me when I am overwhelmed. And what a blessing to know that we can lift each other to Him. I’m praying for you also, dear friend.


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