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Wilderness Experience by Sister Barbara Spencer


"For the Lord is good: His mercy is everlasting and His truth endures to all generations" Psalm 100:5

According to a man’s calendar, we have come to the closing of another year. We have another opportunity for a New Beginning. According to God’s calendar, every day we are given another opportunity for a New Beginning, so we pause to thank God for that.


Dear God,

Thank you for being with us, always providing for us in good times and in hard time.

Thank You for all You are doing for us this very moment,

And all You will do for us in the future.

In the name of Jesus, I pray

Some may have found themselves in what is considered a Wilderness Experience in 2023, and some may have a Wilderness Experience in 2024. Unfortunately, we do not know what is in store for us. From time to time, as we journey through this life, we may suffer hard times for a multiple of reasons such as loss of job, sickness and disobedience, but just like the Israelites, God still takes care of us.

The Israelites wandered in the Wilderness for forty years before reaching the Promised Land because of grumbling, complaining, and disobedience. God shielded them from attacks by their enemies (Exodus 14:21-22). Still they were not content with God’s provisions. They desired the food and physical comfort they had in Egypt, forgetting the slavery they had to endure (Numbers 11:4-6). They did not keep their focus on God despite witnessing God’s faithfulness. But the Israelites eventually learned to depend on and trust that God still had a plan for them, and they were brought into their promised land (Numbers 14:26-39).

We can learn from the Israelites’ experience while we are in the wilderness. Following are some examples: God will always be there to guide us through; God’s faithfulness endures forever; God shields us from our enemies; God’s faithfulness is not dependent on our circumstances; God is not partial, He does not hold grudges; we must not forget God’s unwavering love, mercy, and grace; He provides for us while we are in the wilderness. His love and mercy extend to all generations.

As we go forward, let us strive to walk the path God has chosen for us and to implement the plans God has set out for us. Amen.



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SEPT    I Don't Understand (Sis. Barbara Spencer)

AUG    ...For If You Forgive... (Sis. Barbara Caldwell

JUL     Natural Comfort Discourages Change (Sis. Capitola Scott)

JUN    When Love Really Matters (First Lady Patricia Jones)

MAY   Blessings from My Mom (Sis. Brenda Rucker)

APR    Still Some Do Not Believe (Sis. Barbara Spencer)

MAR   Out of the Mouth (Sis. Barbara Caldwell)

FEB     A Christian's Resolution (First Lady Patricia A. Jones)

JAN    Putting the Past Behind (Sis. Brenda Rucker)



DEC     Paying It Forward  (Sis. Barbara Spencer)

NOV     Mad Gratitude   (Sis. Barbara Caldwell)

OCT    Trust. Just Trust.   (Sis. Patricia A. Jones)

SEPT   Muddling Through Difficult Times (Sis. Barbara Spencer)

AUG    Let's get Back to School (Sis. Shavon Brown)

JULY    Keeping Him Your #1 (Sister Barbara Caldwell)

JUNE   A Father's Day Tribute (Master Jaxson Jones)

MAY    An Open Letter to My Mom (Sis. Zinnia Hubbard)

APR     Understanding is the Key  (Sis. Barbara Spencer)

MAR    GOD is GOOD  (Sis. Brenda Rucker)

FEB     Justice and Peace  (Sis. Barbara Caldwell)

JAN    Walking in the Newness of Life (Sis. Patricia Jones)


DEC    Not a Fairytale   (Sis. Barbara Spencer)   

NOV   ALL IN    (Sis. Brenda Rucker)

OCT    Dare to Recognize   (Sis. Barbara Spencer) 

SEP     Good Clean Living   (Sis. Barbara Caldwell)

AUG   What About the Church?  (Minister Erica Cox)

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