Clearer Atmosphere in the Wilderness

Big Crater Trail, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

Big Crater Trail, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

There are times in our lives that we all have trouble hearing God and what He is saying to us right now.  Often this is because there is something between us and the voice that is keeping us from hearing.

Peek-a-boo Slot, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Peek-a-boo Slot, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

While we can war, spiritually, until we break through, another option is just to go out to the middle of nowhere.

“End of the World” near Cannonville, Utah

In the wilderness the atmosphere is clear.

 

There are fewer people, fewer things that clog or distract the spiritual atmosphere.  This makes hearing much easier.

Flowers grow among the ravaged forest of Himes Peak, Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado

Flowers grow among the ravaged forest of Himes Peak, Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado

Add to this that there are fewer distractions in the wilderness… distractions of work, family, church issues, the media, the internet, and everything else that keeps our minds and bodies busy in our everyday life.  In the wilderness these can slip away, and we are left in a state where we can focus and hear more clearly.

Views from the trail to the Causeway, Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado

Views from the trail to the Causeway, Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado

So next time you have the opportunity to be in the middle of nowhere, take advantage of the clearer atmosphere and listen.  You never know what God might be speaking to you.

Maidenhair Falls, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Maidenhair Falls, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

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