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Allison’s passion is to share with others what she has discovered about finding God in the ordinary. She is a speaker and author of The Whisper of God, In the Mi[God]dle, GodChick Devotions and Revision of a Heart. She is also the wife of a wonderful man who loves her...

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  1. This is beautiful, thank you.
    Applying this to marital struggles, I have seen streams in the desert after hanging in there and holding on to God. I love your redefinition, gotta learn it well!

  2. I appreciate the desert as the place where you can dwell and soak of more of HIM and as opportunity to fill! Love following your devotions Allison!

  3. Often times we don’t appreciate God’s gifts of refreshment until we find ourselves in a dry place … the beautiful raindrops of God when we need them most … and are guaranteed to see them as gifts from HIM! Wonderful & fresh perspective … thank you!

  4. At 64 i have had a couple desert times and have learned that those time are where God wants to strengthen my walking faith. I so identify with the Israelite and the very fact God kept loving them, over and over providing for them encourages me that He will do the same for me. I just need to keep walking in faith through the valley, the streams, the dry places, the high places, trusting Him to strengthen me. It is actually the desert place that makes us so aware the most of my need for Him, so could it be seen as a gift? Betty

  5. One of the times when I felt God’s presence and love the very most was a period several years ago when, although a Christian, I was living a rebellious life. I was actively running away from God because I didn’t want to hear Him chastise me for what I was doing at the time. And yet, there He was. I felt Him chase me, felt Him breathe down my neck, felt Him hovering when I would snatch a few moments of prayer at meal times. In short, He was everywhere. I was meant to be in a place of desolation, but God never left me; He refused to let me go. It reminded me of Psa 139:7,8. And thankfully, it was God’s love bearing down on me that finally made me turn aound and collapse with exhaustion into His waiting arms. Oh, what a Friend we have in Jesus! The desert? Thank you for your post because I think I really should re-examine the role of this ‘place’ in our Christian walk. It’s not as frightful anymore because God is in there too!

  6. Thank you so much for this beautiful post. I am planning on printing it out so I can read it again and again. Just what I needed today. Many blessings to you and your family. xx