Episode 102 – Grapes in the Desert Pt 2: Davar in the Midbar
Key Passage(s): Hosea 9:10
In Hebrew, the root word for midbar (desert) is the Hebrew word davar, which means to speak. While God is always speaking, we usually hear God best in the desert experiences of our lives. Why? Because in seasons of hardship and challenge, busyness and distraction are stripped away, and we become more present and open to God’s voice. When that happens, God often speaks exactly what we need to hear. What if the COVID-19 pandemic is a desert experience in which God is inviting us to pay attention and listen for His voice? If so, we might just receive a davar in the midbar that could change everything.
- What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- What have been one or two desert experiences where you felt God speak to you in a meaningful or powerful way?
- The poet Mary Oliver wrote that “attention is the beginning of devotion.” What do you feel are the biggest distractions that keep you from giving your attention to God’s voice?
- When was the last time you felt God used you to speak His words to someone else?
- What do you think are some of the characteristics of the kind of person God uses to speak His words to others?
- How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?
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