Never become attached to anything that continues to hurt God. For you to be free of it, God must be allowed to hurt whatever it may be.
– Oswald Chambers
David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.
1 Samuel 23:14
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, was led to the wilderness and He fasted for forty days. During this time, He was able to overcome the enemy. Moses was in the wilderness for forty years, and the Lord moulded him and called him to bring His people out of Egypt. David was also in the wilderness before he was made King.
There is something unique in all three, and it is that they knew their call. Jesus was God himself and He knew His Father’s will. Moses was protected and trained in the palace and knew his call, and David was anointed by Samuel.
Most of us know our call, but are we willing to go through the wilderness? The wilderness experience teaches us to depend on and be obedient to God’s call. If the children of Israel obeyed the Lord, they would have been out of the wilderness in eleven days. Are we willing to hear and heed His voice when we are in the wilderness?
I thank You Lord for this day. Help me to learn from David, so that I too will be willing to call and heed Your voice in the wilderness. Amen.
God bless you
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju