When Jesus found times to be exceedingly difficult, he found time to get away from the crowds and get alone with God. to reconnect and refresh. And whether your wilderness is a walk by a mountain stream, or ten minutes alone at the table with a cup of coffee, there comes a time when all of us are called to the wilderness. A time when we have to get away from distractions , voices and anything else that might take our attention away from what the Lord is trying to say to us. So take time today , to get in your quiet place and seek the Lord.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Philippians 4: 8
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Take moment or a week and get alone with the Lord, for He is talking to us if we will only listen. This wilderness represents not a place of desolation, but a place of commitment, a place of determination, a place of hope. As Jesus walked into the wilderness after his baptism, we walked into it knowing there would be trials, but he also knew that there would be successes in the face of those trials.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
God does not want us to suffer, He wants us to THRIVE, but to do so we have to face a small amount of adversity to gain the Christian maturity. But when the trials are over, will you know what God has wanted to impart?
27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose
So let us come unto Him and find His purpose, for us…we do have one you know, and we have to get quiet and hear Him.