12-9-18 Message Notes “God With Us” Part 2
Title: “God with us…In the Wilderness”
Text: 1 Kings 19:1-12
Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
- We may enjoy God on the mountaintops but we get to know Him intimately in the valleys.
“Wilderness” = place of testing, trials, hardship and wandering.
- The wilderness often follows the mountaintop.
- Your deepest need becomes a gift when it drives you to depend on God.
James 5:17 “Elijah was a man just like us…”
How to get through the wilderness…1 Kings 19:5-12
- Rest your body and replenish your spirit.
- Spend time with God and listen to His voice.
- Develop relationships with people who will encourage
- Focus on God, not your circumstances. Hebrews 12:1-2
- God whispers because He is always close!
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”