Tuesday, January 22, 2008


When my friend Jessica came to visit me we made a trip (or a couple of trips) to Lifeway. I am such a nerd and I love love love bookstores. I love good books. I especially LOVE character studies. I love to feel like I am walking on the pages of Scripture as I dig in and grow in Gods word. Jessica, Morgan, and I spent several hours in there that day. The Charles "Chuck" Swindoll series books were half price and she had just started his book on Elijah. Well, I love learning together so we can talk about what we are learning...but as I stared at the books I began to pray that God would put on my heart the one that was for me.

I have been begging for a word as I have felt like I am in a dry place for the last Negev (Negeb "Negev" means parched in Hebrew), as I call it. I have been so thirsty for the Lord. There have been days lately where I feel like I have not had one second to steal away with the Lord (Morgan is even up now). I have been in the word but it hasn't been without distraction. I have been so tense, so stressed out, and so frustrated for so many reasons (and as a disclaimer please don't feel sorry for me I am just telling you where I am).

So, back to I looked and prayed my heart went to Moses. I can not even begin to tell you what a word this book has been for me at this time. I can not even begin to describe the times I am reading and I am like was he reading my mind? You know what I mean. Anyway, this book will shatter your ideas of "Moses" that you have seen on the "Ten Commandments" movie if you have never studied the life of Moses. I praise God for knowing what I need and when I need it. If only I would trust Him more.

If you ever feel dry, or like you have just blown it, or if you wonder if your life has purpose, or you have missed your calling...this may be a timely word for you as well. I just had to share...I am so grateful for the Lord using this book to draw me closer to the pages of Scripture.


He Knows My Name said...

hey kiddo, i left you someting on my blog. love ~janel

Bev Brandon said...

I should have called you last night cause I WAS UP THE WHOLE NIGHT...the meds they gave me for my walking pneumonia have so many steroids in them plus steroid shot that I'm up cleaning my house this a.m.---I finally gave in and got up out of bed! Got your message about your neck---oh no!---praying for you Jen! And about JOB...hmmmm. You reminded me of our reading yesterday and day before that God saw Hagar's boy crying in desert and God opened Hagar's eyes to see water. Jen---I loved this post for He sees your tears in your desert and Your God has opened your eyes like He did for Hagar and look what He says about you in Isa 41:17,18 and 43:20,21...ooooohhh! Much Love to you from Wide Awake Bev in Texas (me & Morgan---wide awake!!!!)