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How Can I Shorten My Time in the Wilderness?
A Testimony

June, 2000

By Marian Junge

[Editorís note: This testimony is unedited, at the request of its author.]

Testimony of what has happened the month of May after the Lord convicted me of self-righteousness and pride by giving me Philippians 3:9 and Romans 10:3.

Philippians 3:9: And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.

Romans 10:3: For they being ignorant of Godís righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

This happened when I prayed and asked Him, "How can I shorten my time in the wilderness?" He gave me the above verses and Psalm 32 after I confessed these sins.

Psalm 32:1: Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

I asked God for deliverance, and He gave me Exodus 19.5, His requirements and stipulations for my life, i.e., to be set apart, to be separated from the world for His divine purposes.

Exodus 19:5: Now, therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people, for all the earth is Mine.

He gave me Psalm 22.3 to speed up deliverance and Psalm 18.3.

Psalm 22:3: But You are holy, O You that inhabit the praises of Israel.

Psalm 18:3: I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

When we praise Him in impossible situations, by praise He transforms them.

1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing.

We acknowledge God and the enemy, Satan, hates it because he knows it paves the way to victory for Godís glory. I did not realize what a sinner I was until I came to Mary Craig Ministries and how to confess it and petition God for deliverance. When I said, "Lord, how can I spend more time with you?" as I complained, "I miss that special closeness when quality time is spent," He gave me Song of Solomon chapter 3. It was so beautiful, and is .

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