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Thursday, January 15 2009

Mount Everest


Mount Everest is generally considered the tallest mountain in the world.  People from all over the world go to this mountain and climb it. There seems to be a purpose to "conquering" this mountain and fulfills a particular need in their lives…but what is it?  I liken my Crosswalk with the Lord to climbing Mount Everest.


I look back on my walk and if I had known the heights the Lord wanted to take me to while I was here on earth, I am not certain that I would have bought into the Jesus journey.  It was not at all, and still isn’t, what I expected.  I wanted to go in and grab what I needed to "ease the pain" in my life and then go back to the way I knew how to live.  God loved me too much to allow me to do that.  He already knew the mountain I faced.  I stood at the bottom and up was the only way out of the mess I had created for myself.  I didn’t realize how tall the mountain was and it was for my sake that He kept that little detail from me.  Many times I could only see what was right in front of me.


God knew what I was going to need to climb the mountain before me and He was faithful to equip me with it all…and I mean all.  The weapons that He equipped me with were spiritual and tangible.  But, I was going to have to be the one to climb my mountain.  He couldn’t and was not going to do it for me.  There were times when I couldn’t get a sure footing…there were times when my foot slipped and I thought I was going to have to go back to the beginning and start all over again.  There were times when I felt like Satan was going to con me into jumping off even though I knew to stay steady as I was climbing…. little by little and inch by inch...Through it all God was faithful.


I have looked up to Heaven and told God that people would never believe what He has brought me through and what He is bringing me to.  I have experienced more here tangibly in the form of true miracles than I deserve.  I have seen more in the spiritual realm than people would believe and through it all, He kept me.  Many of the things He has done for me have been unseen by human eyes but nevertheless, they are tangible and only Heaven will know the true depth of what has been revealed to me.  


No matter where you are in life, if you are trying to climb your "mountain" stay the course.  It won’t be easy but it will be worth it.  I get very tired of people who don’t say walking with Jesus on earth is not easy.  We, on the whole, have been mislead.  This is not a game.  The stakes are high but the price you will pay is worth it.  Truth…we need truth so we can all partake in what God has for each one of us…The hour is late and it is time to rise up, get dressed, get your gear and get going on your climb.  Put those hooks into the rock (the solid rock, I might add) and get going.  Sometimes the mountain before you can seem too much but I promise you that the only way to get through it, is to walk through it.  Don’t quit and you will make it.  Satan wants you to be a quitter.  He got me to quit more times in my life than you can imagine.  Now I know that when I want to quit I won’t, no matter how much I want to at times….


Don’t try and let anyone stop you.  God says to “come out from among them and be ye separate unto Him.”  It might get lonely and you will get tired….but don’t quit.  The climb might get hard and you might want to give up and quit but if you do, you won’t get the prize that awaits you at the top.  There is a rest that you can enter into on this earth that is attained by obedience, diligence, and proving to the Lord you’re trustworthy.  There is no greater feeling than to know whose arms you are going to fall into when you have done the will of the Father.  He is waiting for you and will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant."


What is it that needs to be fulfilled in you?  What is your divine destiny and purpose?  Do you know that you have one?  Don’t let a few rocks stop you from God’s best…if you start to fall, yell to the only one who can help you…..JESUS.  What is the mountain before you?  I promise you one thing if you will allow Christ to guide you through the rough terrain you will come out the victor.  The bell will ding and you will have won.   


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