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Thriving in the Wilderness

This weekend has truly been a crazy one for me.

Yesterday, I preached a sermon entitled “Wombed in the Wilderness” that explored the story of Hagar in Genesis 16, an Egyptian enslaved woman, and her encounter with God in the wilderness.  Like Hagar, many of us have a wilderness experience that we go through or it may feel like we’re constantly going through.  But the beauty of our wilderness is that when God shows up and finds us, He transforms our spaces of desolation and doubt to places of birth and balance.  Only He can bring life and restore life for He is life.

Preparing that message really spoke to my own situation and my own wilderness.  And like my favorite – Sarah Jakes Roberts – preaches “It’s time for women to thrive in the wild.”

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