I am amazed when I read how people followed Jesus out to the wilderness. Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others. (Mat 15) They not only followed Him to the wilderness, they followed Him up a mountain — the lame, the blind, the mute, and the maimed. How hard that must have been for them, as well as those who helped take them out there.
Not only were they willing to travel out to inhospitable areas, they were willing to stay as long as it took to get their miracle. Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. They were out there three days!
I have to wonder how much we want to know the truth of God. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. (Heb 12:4) How desperate are we to be free, to be healed and transformed into who God has called us to be? How determined are we?
God, I pray that You make us hungry to know you. Make us thirsty in our souls, so that only Your presence will satisfy us completely. Give us no rest until we give our lives entirely to You. Every day.