Monday, 6 July 2020

Growth or decline?

Region's outlook marred by uncertainty and risks of hard Brexit ...
In reflecting on Jeff Manion's book The Land Between, he delves into the Israelites struggle to see God's plan as they travelled out of slavery into the new land. Sometimes we also struggle to see God's will and plan in the painful journey's we go through and I think that this season of Covid-19 is no exception. The real challenge for me lies in what we make of this time of transition. As Manion says:

“Our response to God while in the Land Between is what will determine whether our journey through this desert will result in deep, positive growth or spiritual decline.” – Jeff Manion

When we look back over this time of intense trial and difficulty what kind of things will we see in our spiritual lives? Will we recognise Spiritual growth or will we have to acknowledge that our faith has taken a huge step backwards?

Whatever the outcome of this 'Land Between' for us, we should never forget that God's desire is always to bring about a hope and future for each one of us.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Living in Grace



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