“The desert is a barren, bleak, there is no water, no food and can not be cultured. There is no grass or a shadow to mitigate the heat, there is no path visible, is a difficult place to survive, who did not knows the way and is inexperienced, will not live there. “For the people of God, who had been rescued from slavery in Egypt, the desert was a necessary step, planned by God, to reach their final discharge and fully established in the will of God as a nation and become a model village for all nations of the earth. The experience of the people is a picture of our experience. Those who experience the wonderful salvation of our God and we are born as children of God, the passage through the desert is not an option, God planned it that way because there is no other way for us to introduce the inheritance and blessing of his Son. It is a trial period in order to know who called us to satan our enemy and ourselves. Necessary as the passage of Jesus in the wilderness before beginning his mission on this earth.
It is not our goal, is a step period of love affair between God dwelling in our spirit and soul on the road to our ultimate freedom to unite with Him for eternity. James A. Levine, M.D. shines more light on the discussion. This is where we discover who and how I really am, manifest the passions of our fallen nature and not redeemed, our pride, jealousy, pride, rebellion and lack of restraint of the flesh. This is where we discover who we really are and become aware of our nothingness. It’s where I discover what I really love the place and really want to give to God in my life. It is a place of great and final decisions, I become aware that I can not change my past, or use my future, only give me this, what I decide today. It is a place of prayer, meditation and final stripping to surrender myself into the arms of our God and discover His love. They discover that his word is manna that nourishes and water that quenches thirst, who gives me strength and enlivens and gives me the strength to finally surrender to their feet.
I find that it is not a place to weaken and die, is a place to strengthen the power of his might, take up his cross and own their promises. I find I can not survive without him, without life, without his body and no communion. That is before me to guide me and give me the rest. Discover what really has value. I find that the desert is where God wants me to set, and faith refusal to settle down to that condition and that giving circles in those circumstances I can only lead to death, because now I understand that my desert were the way to my growth and maturity, and I am prepared to put my flesh to the cross if necessary and provided humiliating experience his resurrection life and have all their promises.