VBLog: Wilderness Reflections Introduction

My journey into the wilderness began with a simple prayer for brokenness in October 2011. After reading a few key paragraphs from a book, followed by the statement in Luke 18:13b, “God, have mercy on me a sinner” and Jesus’ response to that statement, “For everyone who humbles himself will be exalted (Luke 18:14b NIV),” I remember distinctly thinking, “I want to live like that, humbled before the Lord.” I followed this revelation with a simple prayer, “Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.”