The hills of life often turn into a mountain of challenge. Ever feel that way? One more heap of this or that and it continues to grow. We’ve all had a mountain put in our path these last few months. I have asked the Lord to tell me about the mountain. What a journey. I have found that if we sit at its base and do nothing, nothing is attained (goals). Nothing obtained (possessions). Nothing is conquered (battlefield untouched).
In God’s word there are different mountains and different aspects of His character met at each mountain.
In Genesis 8-9, as the flood waters swirled around Noah, it says “God remembered Noah”. God caused a wind to blow, and the waters began to subside. Noah and crew ended up on a mountain top. There, was the place of new beginnings, the place where God’s covenant was birthed (9:9).
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. In His faithfulness He provided.
Exodus, Moses is taken to the mountain, God gives His word. His word becomes their guidance.
1 Kings 18, the show down on Mount Carmel. Elijah against the false prophets of Baal. While all of Israel watched, (with their ever-changing allegiance). God brought fire down, consuming not only the sacrifice, but the wood, stones, the dirt and all the drenching waters. God proved powerful. “The LORD, He is God!” (v39)
Matthew 5, “Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down and He began to teach them” (v1-2). For three chapters, one hundred and eleven verses He taught them. The crowds were amazed at the authority of His teaching (7:28-29).
Matthew 17, the Mt of Transfiguration. He takes Peter, James and John with Him, as He unzips His humanity, showing His glory. How powerful to be in such Presence. What a glorious invitation. Jesus is faithful to show Himself.
Yes, each of these scenarios were with or to certain people, yet each one waves an eternal God quality at us. God is faithful. He remembers us. He remembers YOU. He calls out to us; He gives His word; He is powerful; He teaches us, and He invites us into incredible revelation of Himself.
What is YOUR mountain? What do you need? (Point to Ponder). Get up and conquer, attain and obtain the good things of God. The remembering, calling, word, power, teaching, and revelation of God!
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds – Hebrews 10:24).