"If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible to you." -Matthew 17:20
I have learned through my father that my Father is strong! He is my strength! And any mountain - no matter how big, no matter how challenging, no matter how hopeless - is a molehill to God!
Knocked down? Let Him pick you up. Tempted to throw in the towel? Throw the towel to Him. Let Him stand in your place. Hide behind Him if you must. He is a BIG God and He has promised He will be your shield and your refuge. Everyone will see what a big, powerful Father you have!
To be sure, there will be days when you will be tempted to quit on your mountain. You might think that by turning your back on your mountain that you will be saved from blisters on your spirit, from burn in your heart, from splitting aches in your head. You might be tempted to say, "Yes, I quit! Put me out of this misery. Get me off this mountain!"
The blisters on the spirit mean your faith will become tougher. You will be able to successfully walk paths that are rougher. The burn in the heart will give you a heart that is pure in its motives. Your motivation for climbing the mountain is not for self, but because your heart burns for others who are lost and broken. The splitting aches in the head will give you the mind of Christ, teaching you to capture every negative thought and make it obedient to Christ - letting His attitude become yours.
The bigger the mountain, the harder the climb. The more arduous the journey, the more you will grow. The more impossible the trek, the more you need to rely on the Guide. The more you rely on the Guide, the more you'll get to know Him and what He can do for you. These are lessons that cannot be learned in a recliner in front of the fireplace. They can only be learned while scaling the heights of life's biggest mountains.
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Lord, make my faith tougher through the blisters on my spirit, make my heart burn more for You,
and my thoughts captivated by You!
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