The wilderness

Read Psalm 23. The wilderness is an isolated, dry, trackless place. When you are led there by the Spirit, you don’t know where you are coming from or where you are going. You are separated from normal routines and familiar faces. Your habitual entertainments and diversions and pleasures are inaccessible. Read more…

A person running toward mountains

Work out your salvation

Read Philippians 2:1-13. work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12-13) The spirituality of the desert involves training exercises such as fasting, watching, and praying. Read more…