Before I write about about this chapter I forgot to add something that I read yesterday in my Beth Moore study. She writes:
"He will always has purpose. Sometimes we go out own ways, and God still has mercy on us and shows us something there. Other times we beg Him to allow us to go a certain place and He consents. Still other times God takes us places we never intended to go. Those are places where he will reveal Himself to us in ways we didn't even know He existed."
I just like how she puts that. Anywhere we go in life, he teaches us. He will use it to reveal himself. All plans come out to show who he is in our lives!
Alright, in this chapter in the book, it talks about the barrenness that we can have in our relationship with God. We cant take that place in our lives for granted before he allows us to be there for a reason. He puts distance between us so our love for him can be made knows and that will make us stronger. Dana calls it fasting. In us feeling absent away from Christ, we have to rely more on faith and what we know we will learn to get us through our longing to be close with God. So this chapter for me was kind of a recap of what the book as a whole is trying to achieve.
I am getting so excited to finish this book so I can see what else God wants to teach me through more reading . . . God is just so good :)