If the wilderness factor was not there in Jesus’ life then we could easily justify an upward spiral toward unbridled productivity and runaway busyness that would lead us all to train wrecked lives.
Here is an entry from Lewis and Clark’s Journal. It is a reminder of how wilderness is a soul-mirror: it reflects the truth about our selves and shows us what legacy we are really leaving… not the one we hope for or imagine, but the real truth about how we are spending our lives…
Jesus Christ spent 3 years with a group of young friends who were all over the map in their spiritual awareness of who Jesus really was.
Familiarity leads to complacency. God pushed Abraham out of his comfort zone and led him through wilderness experiences to make him more committed to mission (Gen. 12:1-3).