January 16, 2012
“Therefore, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably to her. And I will give her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth…” (Hosea 2:15)
I’m on my way to the vineyards! God has brought me through this wilderness. And just like the Israelites had to go through the wilderness for a season of testing – I too am in a season of testing.. on my way to the Promise Land! (Thank God my season is much shorter than their 40 years!)
I read about the valley of Achor in Joshua 7, where Achan and his whole family were killed for stealing items from Jericho. Judgment was swift and complete back then. THANK GOD we live under Grace now! And now, because of this Grace – the valley of Achor becomes a door of hope.
The sin that brought me my punishment, is the same sin that brought me Grace! I suffered defeat from drugs for so long. And now it has become my area of victory!
And it’s like this verse was written just for me… “and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth…” I’m singing right on through my door of hope!