"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
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