The Journey of the Mountian
The hills of life often turn into a mountain of challenge. Ever felt that way? One more heap of this or that, and it continues to grow. I have asked the Lord to tell me about the mountain. It has consumed my mind these last couple of days. I have found that if we sit at its base and do nothing, nothing is obtained, attained, nothing is conquered.
God showed me in His word, different mountains, and the different aspects of His character met at each mountain. There is first the bowing of head, seeking the covering of His Spirit, grace to endure, strength to go on.
As I journey up, I see Noah. Genesis 8:1 as the flood swirled around him, it says ‘God remembered Noah’. God took Noah and placed him on a mountain top, there He made promises and a covenant. I observe the faithfulness of God, I journey on.
I see Abe, Genesis 22. God calls Abraham to the mountain – to sacrifice. There was the laying down of a deep love, yet in obedience … he offered. It says ‘God called out to Abraham’. He again, is faithful.
Exodus – Moses is taken to the mountain, God gives His word. His word becomes their guidance. Guide LORD!
Now I stand at the Mt. of transfiguration, Matthew 17. Jesus invites. It says He takes Peter, James and John with Him, as He uncloaks His humanity… showing His glory. How powerful to be in such a Presence. Jesus is faithful to show Himself to us in our need.
I stand now at my own mountain, perhaps of my own making, the mountain of LIFE. Jesus says… ‘I remember YOU, I am calling out to YOU, I give YOU my word, and I invite YOU!’ OH, the faithfulness of God.
Matthew 17:20, Jesus tells His followers ‘… I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you’.
What is YOUR mountain? God is faithful ~ He remembers us, calls out to us, gives us His word and invites us… enables us through our belief and trust in Him to tackle the mountain, nothing is impossible!
Have a God-loving, mountain tackling week.
In Him, DeDe (Ps. 92:4 You thrill me, LORD …)