Throughout my life, I have found that the place where I feel closest to myself and to God is in the wilderness. I have found that this is not by chance as my biggest inspiration seems to have felt the same way. I’m not one to force my beliefs on others, but I would like to point out a few references that I have found:
Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness…
Matthew 14:13 And when Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself.
Matthew 14:23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
Mark 1:12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.
Mark 1:35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.
Mark 6:31-32 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
Mark 6:46 And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray.
Luke 4:1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.
Luke 4:42 Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place…
Luke 5:16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.
Luke 6:12 Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
John 6:15 …He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.
***Author’s Note: All verses taken from the New King James Version Holy Bible.***