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2015: My Year from Hell and How God rescued me (Part 3)

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The Benefits of Isolation

Impatience and faith are opposites.

As life would have it often our desires come along slower than we’d like. True faith walks with patience. It’s not always easy or fun; quite the contrary but necessary and can offer many life lessons.

Usefulness in today’s world is one for the well and able. The heck with the millions who are physically impaired, mentally off or disabled; or at least that is the mandate for being a productive, accomplished human being. Either be in tip, top shape or you become a forgotten drain on society. If you aren’t busy doing something noticeable, get out of the way.

Moses wandered around for 40 years in isolation.

Joshua spent 34 days alone on Mt. Sinai waiting on Moses.toon451

David enjoyed the dingy stench of mountain caves for months on end.

Daniel prayed 3 times a day in the solitude of his own surroundings.

Paul did some of his best work while being incarcerated.

John spent his last years on the Island of Patmos sequestered from the world.

 

According to secular teachings, these men accomplished nothing and wasted a lot of time.

Then why do we remember them?

Why are they mentioned in the Bible?

What good if any did they achieve?

Ephesians 1: 18-19 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

They spent much time alone with God.

They began and nurtured a close, intimate relationship with the Creator.

They lived in the harmony and peace of the Almighty’s presence.

And then they changed the world, and history.

 

 

 

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One thought on “2015: My Year from Hell and How God rescued me (Part 3)

  1. Corrie Ten Boom spent the last five years of her life paralyzed in a bed. Yet, she spent all of her time praying and interceding for the nations. Who knows? This may have been her most productive times of ministry.

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