The Mountain of God

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Devotion:  Psalm 121

I grew up in the piedmont region of  Morganton, NC.   Our home was surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian mountains;  From a distance, these majestic hills appear to be  a beautiful deep blue; surrounding the area.

I’ve never understood the solace I obtain; when I can look up to these “blue mountains”.  My whole body seems to respond in peace and rest; as I gaze upon their beauty.

In Psalm 121;  David talks about “lifting our eyes unto the hills from whence comes our help. Where does our help come from?  It comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth.”

This mountain girl has the mountains in her blood.  When I read about the mountain of God; I cannot help but picture these mountains.  Many a saint has climbed, hiked and worshipped their Creator, while walking upon God’s high risers.  The mountains are visited by tourists throughout every season, because they are forever beautiful and forever changing.

Moses spoke of the Mountain of God in Exodus 24:13

“And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.

Elijah went to the mountain of God for protection in 1 Kings 19:8

“So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.”

Jesus went up to the mountain to be alone with God.  Matthew 14:23

Jesus went up to the mountain apart to pray; and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

God’s mountains may be hard to climb but the view from the top is amazing.  He desires for His children to come up and look at the surrounding world, from His perspective.  It’s not an easy climb, going to the Mountain of God.  Few are resilient enough to make the hike but no matter the cost; we must go to the Mountain of God.  We get to walk with Him and talk with Him, all the way to the top.  That is where we can see His viewpoints with clarity.  Our part is to agree with Him and then trek back down the mountain, to walk in what we learned from the hard climb.

Let’s go to the Mountain of God.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, I want to go the mountain of God.  May I be willing to pay the price and remember that I get to go with You.  It will be worth all the effort, to hear Your voice and behold Your presence.  Thank You Lord for issuing the decree.  I know You are with me.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

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