Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 5th March 2021

Where do you expect to hear God’s voice? 1 Kings 19.1-18 (New Revised Standard Version) Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, ‘So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 5th March 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 4th March 2021

God of widows 1 Kings 17.7-16 (New Revised Standard Version) After a while the wadi dried up, because there was no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah, saying, ‘Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.’ So he set out … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 4th March 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Showing Mercy to our Enemies 1 Samuel 24  (New International Version) After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, ‘David is in the Desert of En Gedi.’  So, Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Encounters in the Wilderness – Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Responding to Coming Out of the Wilderness Joshua 4.1-13 (New Revised Standard Version Anglicized) When the entire nation had finished crossing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua: ‘Select twelve men from the people, one from each tribe, and command them, “Take twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the … More Encounters in the Wilderness – Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Encounters in the Wilderness – Monday 1st March 2021

Allies in the Wilderness Joshua 2.1-14 (New International Version) Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have … More Encounters in the Wilderness – Monday 1st March 2021

Encounters in the Wilderness – Sunday 28th February 2021

The Difference Between What We Want and What We Need Numbers 11.4-24, 31-25 (New Revised Standard Version) The rabble among them had a strong craving; and the Israelites also wept again, and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the … More Encounters in the Wilderness – Sunday 28th February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 27th February 2021

The sin of idolatry Exodus 32.1-20 (New Revised Standard Version) When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron and said to him, ‘Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 27th February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 26th February 2021

Freedom for one, grief for the other Exodus 12.29-36 (New Revised Standard Version) At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the prisoner who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of the livestock. Pharaoh arose in … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 26th February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 25th February 2021

The truths we speak over ourselves Exodus 3.1-15, 4.1-17  (New Revised Standard Version) Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 25th February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 24th February 2021

God of Prisoners and the Innocent Genesis 39.7-23 (New International Version) “…and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in this house; everything he owns he has entrusted to … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 24th February 2021