Friday, May 13, 2011

Why God gives us mountains...

Have you ever wondered why it seems like your life is a constant run of valleys and mountains? I mean, one day you are having a wonderful day, your kids are amazing or you are really connecting with your hubby and the next week your kids are melting down in the store.

I wish I could live on the mountain where everything is great, life is easy and no one ever has a sick day or a grumpy day. But, that's just not how life works.

The Valleys are there for us to draw close to God and to become desperately in need of him. Have you ever been desperately in need of Him? So desperate that it felt like you had to hear from Him.

So desperate for other people to know Jesus you stopped preaching and just lived a daily life of drudgery or duty as Chambers encourages where the little things we do mean more than storming and taking a city (Prov. 16)?

Do we pray and believe it will move mountains?

In our world, a lot of people will tell you, go out and preach, preach the gospel. But, aren't we missing a key element when we don't bend our knees and first pray. For it's only through the Holy Spirit that people will acknowledge Jesus as Lord.

I love Chamber's book, My Utmost for His Highest, because it repeatedly comes against the misconceptions even well-meaning Christians can make.

You see doing "a work" for God isn't the point. The point is through that work, we have a deeper understanding of Christ.

"Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is." 
 Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for Everyday)

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Love this, Erin. God is so good!