Journey Through

As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs.” Psalm 84:6 (NIV)

Our faith isn’t made only for the mountaintop experiences.

Sometimes we pass through dry seasons and valleys in our journey. It is in the valley that we discover what our faith is made of. Can it survive when we have to walk it out, day by day, even when the height of experience attained on the mountain is merely a memory?

When the Israelites left Egypt, they were thrilled to move into the promise of a better future. But they had scarcely left, or they began to complain. They’d forgotten God’s faithfulness and provision and they had lost sight of the promise. When God gives us a promise, rarely are we transported there instantly. We always need to walk it out. It is in the journey that character is revealed and built. We all need to pass through the valley. What makes the difference, however, is how we pass through. Our heart attitude determines whether we spend 40 days or 40 years in the desert.

Where are you at in your journey?

How are you turning your valley into a place of springs? May you always find the treasure of Jesus in the midst of your own valley.

By Idelette McVicker
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