Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mountain Climbing

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”- Deuteronomy 7:9

Sometimes we have mountains we have to climb. I know a lot of people climbing mountains these days.  When you look up at them, they seem impossible. I’ve never climbed a real mountain before, but in my life I’ve climbed quite a few. Never on my own. There’s a few things I know from my experience:

God is in control of all mountains. He formed them all. If He formed them, He’s more than capable of helping you climb them, He’s already got the path figured out, just go His way instead of your own, He’s got the best views in store for you at every level.

Gen 7:18-19 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.

He has the paths figured out, and He’ll give you the tools to get there. And never climb mountains alone. It’s not safe. Sometimes you don’t see the whole view, you need someone to check out the other way.

Proverbs 20:24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way?

Jer 10:23 I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.

In weather that seems a little less than desirable, find Shelter.

Psalm 55:8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm."

Isaiah 4:6 It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.

Dress appropiatlely.

Eph 6:10-18 10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Know who to follow, you should never try to climb a mountain by yourself, it’s dangerous!  And don't just follow anyone, find a good leader!

John 21:19 Jesus said, "Follow me!"

Know in all things, God will be glorifed!!

1 Peter 1:21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

1 comment:

A Heart after His said...

Haha this is so funny you say all this! It totally reminds me of when I climbed pikes peak. 1st We got lost, because the trail was not marked correctly, then we made our own path to the top (which was really cool, but a lot harder)then it started it get cold, because a storm was going to hit, so we had to put on sweaters then it started to storm so we had to seek shelter...