Pastor and author Jeff Manion joins the Discover the Word group and observes that life is full of unwanted transitions, where life is not as it once was and where the future is uncertain--the “Land Between.” But, he says, these transitions provide your greatest opportunity for spiritual growth. Join the group, as they use the biblical story of the Israelites journey through the Sinai desert as a metaphor for being in an undesired, transitional space, and help us find ways to see God in life's difficult transitions.
Most people love to travel, but there’s one place nobody wants to travel to: the “Land Between.” In this chapter, you’ll learn what to do after events like a job loss, a serious illness, or the end of a relationship. Being in “The Land Between” can be the most spiritually challenging—and enriching—time of your life!
Complaining about their food—and everything else they didn’t like—kept the Israelites wandering in the desert for forty years, delaying their destiny. In this chapter, you’ll learn why complaining and grumbling is more than just a bad habit—it’s an enemy of our trust in God.
Could you eat one food—for every meal—for days, and not complain? In this chapter, you’ll see the reason behind the Israelites’ contempt for manna and also consider the one question you should ask yourself when you’re tempted to judge others.
Any pastor can tell you that too much whining wears a leader down. It certainly did for Moses! He complained to God and told Him the load of leadership was too much to bear. In this chapter, you’ll see that God isn’t put off by our honest complaints as long as we invite Him into the middle of our mess.
We all know the Israelites grumbled when they were in “The Land Between”—a lot! But Moses complained too—about them! So what’s the difference between Moses’ complaints and the Israelites’? In this chapter, you’ll compare griping about God with complaining to God. One of these things is not like the other!