"...At certain times and places, God will build a mysterious wall around us.
He will take away all the supports we customarily lean upon, and will remove our ordinary ways of doing things.
God will close us off to something divine, completely new and unexpected, and that cannot be understood by examining our previous circumstances.
We will be in a place where we do not know what is happening, where God is cutting the cloth of our lives by a new pattern, and thus where He causes us to look to Him.
Most Christians lead a treadmill life- a life in which they can predict almost everything that will come their way.
But the souls that God leads into unpredictable and special situations are isolated by Him.
All they know is that God is holding them
and that He is dealing with their lives.
Then their expectations come from Him alone..."
Streams in the Desert