How much of God comes out?

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2017

“When you are going through a trial, and you feel the pressure of life caving in around you, how much of God comes out?”- Dr. Tony Evans

In Chapter 4 (“The Purifying of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans covers two additional aspects with regard to detour patterns.  He discusses the first of those two aspects today.

2.  Detours and training.  Essentially, God’s training methods include testing, trials, and detours.  For our training to work effective results, we must not allow our circumstances to compromise our relationship with God.  As the author explains, use such times to draw near to God:

“Yes, it is easy to get mad at God when you face a trial or trouble in your life.  But these are the times when you are to chase after God like you’ve never done before.  These are the times when you are to draw near to Him.”

However, Dr. Evans observes, most people fill themselves with entertainment, distractions, bitterness, etc. rather than God.  But for your detour to take you to your destiny, you must draw near to God.

Therefore, the author stresses, “the key to making it during your season of testing . . . is found in your intimacy with the Lord. . . . There must be a spiritual relationship that drives you, particularly when life has gone left.”

Because training for greater things always takes place in lesser things, you need to be faithful, content, and responsible in your current situation.  Gaining enough experience in your current situation prepares you for God’s ultimate destiny.  As a result, those around you see Jesus in you.

Today’s question: During your desert, transitional time, how much of God comes out?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Maximize the location”

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