Christians, our lives with God, as you well know, are filled with many different situations and circumstances. There are trials, there are rewards, joys and sorrows, elation and pain. I want to encourage you about the mountain peaks.
God takes us up and down many mountains in our lives. They are filled with trials and testing but the PEAK is the reward. When you are standing on the top of the mountain and you have your arms raised, praising God for the victory, the healing, the blessing or promise achieved, there truly is NO better feeling in the world. God showed me something about us standing in victory on our mountain tops.
As you stand on top of that mountain, God will show you another mountain, a higher peak. He invites you to climb that one. As Christians, we can see that the mountain is higher, better, we are looking up at that peak and we agree to go with God. We want the feeling of standing on that peak with our arms raised in victory. With our eyes fixed on that peak, we take a step of faith and we find ourselves headed: DOWN?! The journey down the mountain and through the next valley begins at the peak of your last mountain.
I remember when I got married, my wife and I were excited, having fun, God was showing us the next area of our live and we got so excited. I remember taking those steps and heading down, down, down. Now I still had a relationship with God, His peace and assurance. I still had my salvation. Down is not always negative. God walks with us down the mountain, through the valley, and up to that next peak. God wants you to go from mountain top to mountain top, from peak to peak but there is a downside of every mountain and a valley in between.
Too many times Christians, we do not move forward in our walk with God because we are clinging to our last mountain top. When we peak in God, we can panic when the next step is down. Do not cling to your last peak, I encourage you to embrace the journey. God will remove some things, teach you new things, give you the tools to climb that next mountain and reach that peak. He is our trustworthy friend and our guide to help us through all the ups and downs. I pray that you seek the new peak, He will lead you and guide you, and provide for your journey to climb in faith, In Jesus Name, Amen.
In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. Psalm 95:4 (NIV)
Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. Psalm 23: 4 (AMP)
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:12 (NIV)
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1 (NIV)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2017