GET TOGETHER- GOING UPON THE MOUNTAIN
Isa 55:12 “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Mt 17:1 -6 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
My friend Bill Hubbell and I returned from our trip to Guatemala about 2:00 A.M. this past Friday morning. It was a very fruitful trip. We had the great pleasure of serving with Eyes Wide Open Ministry and ministering in three churches while we were there along with several other ministry opportunities. I want to thank all who prayed for us and all who gave into this mission trip.
On Monday night we went up around 3300 feet to a church in the mountains. For the most part as Christians we use the term mountain top when we feel that things are going really good in our walk with the Lord and maybe when we have experienced some very special time with the Lord. On the other hand, in the Gospels we see the word mountain used twenty-seven times. And on some of those occasions on the mountain were some spiritual challenges for example : Lu 4:5 “Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.” With that saidlet’s look at the mountain as a place where we do experience something very special from God for as we see in our opening passages.
Let me share just a few thoughts that I believe that the Holy Spirit gave me as we were on our way up the mountain to the church where we would be ministering. The road we were on was very narrow. Daniel McIntyre with Eyes Wide Open is a very skilled driver. If we had gone off the road three feet in certain places, we would have not have made it up the mountain. That reminds me of some more words that our Lord Jesus gave us. Mt 7:13,14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Can I be honest with you? Even though Daniel is a very skilled driver much prayer went into our journey up the mountain. For you and I to continue in our journey with the Lord it takes a disciplined prayer life.
Not only was the road going up the mountain narrow, but it was also rough in certain places. There were times that if we were not being very careful, we could have bounced out of the road. In our journey with the Lord there are some times that we hit some rough places in life. We may feel like we are about to bounce out of life’s road. We need to know at those times that God has us in His hands. The scriptures are solid about God being faithful to His people: De 31:6 “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
I could say much more about our trip up to the church on the mountain. The people showed us so much love and appreciation for coming. We were the ones that were blessed. We had the opportunity to pray for so many people about some very serious situations and needs. But I also want to point out that although the trip up the mountain was challenging, we could also see the beauty of creation. To think that our God could speak that into existence it was assurance that He would not only get us up to the mountain and back down the mountain, but that we would have a mountain top experience while we were there. The whole time that we were in Guatemala I kept hearing the Holy Spirit whisper these words Isa 55:12 “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
Today the road may seem a little bumpy to you. The mountain may appear to be too steep for you to climb. The road may appear to be narrow and you think that you are about to be bounced off. If that is the case draw closer to God. Let Him put His arms around you. The Holy Spirit will empower you to reach the top. And if you are there on the mountain top today. Never forget who got you there. Be sure that you give Him the glory and help others as they are headed in that direction. When you do you can expect great and mighty things and know that the mountains and hills will burst into singing before you and all of the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank you for paying the price for us to be mountain climbers. We thank you for the blessed Holy Spirit that empowers us when the road up the mountain gets challenging. We thank you Father that You love us and desire us to enjoy the blessings of the journey as we walk the this walk.
In Jesus Name
Your Friend/ Kinfolk
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