Not a destination
But a filling station
Not a grave stone
But a stepping stone
Where you refuel
For your duel.
It’s for us all-
Great and small
To pass through
To a breakthrough.
It is to make you
And not mar you
David was in this place
And he saw God’s grace
Joseph was in this place
And he saw His face
Jesus was in this place
And He saw His Father’s face
You will come to this place
And you can see His face.
A place not for your death but birth
A place for His lovingkindness
A place of resurgence
We need it to grow and glow
Form strength to strength
In this place miracles can happen
As never before, like of old
Manna can fall
Ravens can bring bread
Water can come from a rock
Bitter water can be made sweet
Your Red sea can be parted.
Only those who follow whole-heartedly
Will enter the Promised Land
Like Joshua and Caleb.
Wilderness, we all need it.
It was the Father who took them through that way.
Deuteronomy 8: God’s Gracious Dealings
1 “All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your forefathers.
2 “You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
3 “He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.
4 “Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.
5 “Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son. 11 “Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today;
12 otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,
13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies,
14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
15 “He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.
16 “In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.
17 “Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’
30 ‘The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,
31 and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.’
32 “But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God, deut 1: