A Place Without Noise
by Evgeni, Shavei Tzion Messianic Center, Tents of Mercy Network

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge." (Psalm 46:10-11)

This powerful psalm inspired us to stop running and spend some time with a group of men who desire to break the routine and receive something special from our great God.

God wants us to be still, to stop striving. We think that we have some control over our lives, and we are pushing hard to acquire more possessions. We have a crazy routine that's eating us from the inside and killing our time.

In God's eyes a man is an important creation. He is a husband and father, as well as a priest - in his home and at his second, spiritual home, his congregation.

God gave great responsibility to men, and we see that the enemy is doing everything to put them down by killing their self-confidence and by stealing their time and status as priests. These dynamics have been happening in our congregations, and it is time for men to rise up and fulfill God's purposes in their lives.

Why the Desert?

It seems that the desert has a certain spiritual power. Yeshua, John the Immerser and all twelve tribes, spent considerable time there. So we left behind all the noise of our routines, cities and jobs, and we came to a place without noise - the best place to hear God.

What did we Experience?

Our journey began with some miracles: the temperature was near freezing, and the forecast called for storms and even snow. We prayed hard. An astonished group of men saw God's faithfulness shining through a bright sun in a blue sky as we trekked the Ramon Canyon and visited two local museums.

After preparing and eating a barbeque dinner together, we shared testimonies while sitting on carpets in a Bedouin tent.

With renewed strength we returned home to serve our families, jobs and congregation.

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