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Grace for the Wilderness, Grace for the Stuck

Monday Morning Devo for November 10, 2014

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“When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” (‭Exodus‬ ‭13‬:‭17‬ NLT)

This verse reveals the sovereignty, grace and protection of God during wilderness seasons.

>> When we study books, Christian or business or and self-development books are we looking for the shortest route to the promise land?

>> The shortest route to your destiny is thru Philistine territory. But are we ready for the shortest route? Are we ready for an immediate battle?

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. ” 1 Cor. 10:13

>> If we’re not ready, God’s grace prevents us from entering tests and temptations we can’t handle.

“Didn’t we tell you this would happen while we were still in Egypt? We said, ‘Leave us alone! Let us be slaves to the Egyptians. It’s better to be a slave in Egypt than a corpse in the wilderness!’” (‭Exodus‬ ‭14‬:‭12‬ NLT)”

“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.” Matthew 12:43-45 (NIV)