Luke 9:28-43 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Reflect: Consider some of the mountain top experiences of your life. What was the mountain you climbed to get there? How did your perspective, your life, your faith change at the top of the mountain? Did you come down and share your experience? Did you come down changed? Have you lived as a changed person since then? Reflect and Practice: Are there places in your life where you have remained on the mountain......
Read Acts 9:1-19 Reflect: Since you cannot fall up, you have to climb up. When it comes to the mountains of your life, what has climbing been like for you lately? What external obstacles and internal hurdles have you faced? How are you getting through them? Reflect and Practice: As you climb up the mountains of your life right now, are you finding that your perspective changes as you get higher and higher? If so, what looks different to you? If not, are you caught up in looking down at the path?......
Take a moment and think of some of the people in Scripture and how they had to take a step of faith on their journey. They had to make the first step on the path up some pretty significant mountains. Think about the mountains these people climbed… Moses David Isaiah Jesus the disciples John, charged with documented visions and dreams in Revelation From Genesis to Revelation, God’s Word is full of stories of how people had to make the first step on the mountains in their life they must climb. Reflect: Where......
I encourage you to listen to this beautiful piece by Mendlessohn as you keep reading: Lift Thine Eyes. Psalm 121 is one of my favorite scriptures. It has personal meaning to me, having grown up in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia and being surrounded by glorious mountains. Each year, on my parents’ anniversary, we took a special trip to the Peaks of Otter and spent the evening there enjoying nature. In college, I learned the art of climbing mountains, and learned to appreciate them even more. When I moved to Richmond for......
Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and......
And don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. -from Joni Mitchell song “Big Yellow Taxi” Have you heard that phrase before: “You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone?” I have experienced this a little differently in my life–most memorably in college. I grew up and spent the first 21 years of my life just outside the Roanoke Valley. Resting in the valley, this area is surrounded by the glorious Blue Ridge......