The Desert Season

The Desert Season
The Desert Season

The Desert Season is to describe the spiritual season in the desert or wilderness all Christians go through at one time or another in their walk with God.

The Desert Season will help you to realize when you encounter it, that in the midst of it all there is God, His Presence, and His angels.

The Desert Season

The Spirit drove Jesus out to the wilderness after His baptism.

 “Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.”

Mark 1:12

Jesus waited 30 years to fulfill God’s plan for His mission to earth. 

He submit to God to went through the expected growth and stages in life, both growing physically, spiritually, and emotionally to reach the wholeness of His spirituality by John baptizing Him.

We all experience different seasons in our spiritual life. 

“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

With an almost guaranteed certainty, we will all go through the wilderness or desert season a few times in our lives. 

The desert is known for its scorching temperatures during the day and freezing cold during the night. 

Without water or shelter during the day, and warm clothes and protection during the night in these conditions, one would not be able to survive. 

Despite the weather conditions, there are also other wild animals and predators that can cause harm to us.

Jesus was led into the desert after His baptism and before the start of His ministry.

The High And The Lows 

After the high, He experienced at His baptism where the Spirit descended upon Him and a voice from heaven said:  ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ Jesus experienced the low of the desert, dry and desolate.

Another interesting example from the Bible about the ‘high’ and ‘low’ seasons in life is Elijah. 

Without any fear and great inner strength, Elijah triumphed over the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-40). 

When Jezebel threatened him he became intimidated, scared, anxious, and vulnerable, and ran for his life (1 Kings 19:1-8). 

God sends an angel to minister to him telling him to eat something for the journey has been too great for him.

After God delivered the Israelites from Egypt they first went on a journey in the desert before reaching the Promised Land. 

It was there in the desert where God spoke to them and performed great miracles amongst them.

Godly Appointment In The Desert

It was no co-incident that brought the above people to the desert, they had a Godly appointment to spend time with Him in solitude. 

We tend to feel abandoned when we are in our desert seasons. 

Alone, hopeless, exposed, and comfortless among so many other emotions. 

Being in the desert is outside our comfort zone and associated with everything that makes us uncomfortable. 

The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert because of their disobedience to God. 

Their journey might have been shortened had they shown up to God’s appointment with them and been obedient to Him afterward. 

Jesus obediently entered His desert season and fasted for 40 days by devoting Himself to His Father. 

God’s reason for Jesus being in the desert was to be tempted by the devil.

Next time you find yourself in a desert season, remember that this may be your appointment with God where He wants to talk to you. 

This may just be the place He chose for the season you are going through to minister to you without any distractions

Creator Of The Desert

Our Almighty God who is the Creator of heaven and the earth is also the Creator of the desert. 

The desert seasons are not exclusively reserved for snakes and other dark creatures, God is there, His presence is there, as well as His angels waiting to minister to you. 

In the midst of our desert, dry season there is God, waiting for us.

During the dry desolate seasons of life, there is also life in the desert. 

Except for the snakes and other animals, there are a lot of desert plants like cacti, acacias, and succulents amongst others that retain water and adjust themselves to not wither but thrive in the merciless desert environment. 

Let this serve as a reminder to you that there is always life in your desert season, because Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and He came for us to have life abundantly.

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 14:6

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

John 10:10

God has a distinct purpose for each of us in each and every trial we are going through. 

Whether it is to be tested, tempted, encouraged, or refreshed, God knows the plans and thoughts He has toward us, and He is inviting us to go to Him.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13

ApplicationNext time you find yourself in the desert season for whatever reason, recognize God’s presence and say just like Samuel did: ‘Speak, for your servant is listening’ (1 Samuel 3:10).

Prayer points:  Call upon God and pray to Him, to seek Him and search for Him with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:11-13).

Promise:  Take comfort in your desert season in this promise that God knows the plans and thoughts He has towards you, plans of hope for your future (Jeremiah 29:11). 

He wants to do a new thing in your life and He is more than able and willing to make a road for you in the wilderness and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:19).

Additional readingMatthew 4:1-11; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Jeremiah 29:1-13; Isaiah 43:1:21.

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