Noah, Moses, Elijah, and Jesus all spent 40 days in the wilderness. God used these times to bring about life changed and dependence on Him. I often will ask students where they feel closest to God. 9 out of 10 will say when they in the outdoors. For me the outdoors is a place where my soul comes alive and I can’t help but worship God in all that I see. For others they might be unconformable and challenging when in the outdoors or wilderness. I have to confess, I have yet to spend 40 days straight living in the outdoors. It is a goal for me and something I look forward to. I have spend quite a few 10 day wilderness experiences with students. I have seen God at work during those times. They are trips that will not be forgotten and often ones where there they have God encounters. Ones where He becomes bigger and the world a little safer.