Good morning everyone, thank you for joining me today and welcome to "Dee's Thoughts". I love hearing from you thank you for your comments. This morning we are talking about the journey of the Christian and the unexpected obstacles along the way. Let's get started..."Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Psalm 24:3
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?” I think it is fair to compare the life of a Christian to the ascent of a mountain and to ask the question “who shall ascend the hill of the Lord”? The hill of the Lord is a high hill and it is not climbed easily.
This mountain I am speaking of is not Mount Sinai, but the chosen hill of God where the company of angels are gathered and the church of those whose names are written in the book of heaven reside.
As we began our climb there was fullness of joy and faith, we were up for the climb and ready to go. But it didn't take to long to realize this is not an easy climb and we find ourselves becoming weary and footsore in the climb to the top. What was once joyful and exciting in the beginning has now become weary and we find ourselves losing sight of reaching the top. Even in doing the best that we can it is not enough. Our once joy and excitement has slowed down with our pace and our energy has weakened.
At first we were “young believers” full of excitement, but we did not anticipate the rough climb of the mountain. In the beginning of our journey our strong muscles and bones made our ascend an easy path and we laughed at difficulty. We laughed at danger and no matter how difficult it seemed we were able to overcome it.
But sooner than later we discovered that the climb was more difficult than we thought it would be. The rocks were sharper and more rugged than we anticipated and was filled with ravines tangled with briars and jagged stones that cut our feet. We soon realized that we could not make it our strength alone.
2 Corinthians chapter 12 verse 9 says, But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Wow!! Much of the courage we have early on in our Christian walk is the courage of the flesh and though it may feel sad to lose it, it is a blessed loss! To be weak is to be strong ,but to be strong is to be weak.
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