Have you ever noticed the principals behind mountain climbing and asked God to teach you the spiritual message behind the climb? This may seem out there to some of you but if you will truly listen to the message I believe you will see the Way. In the book of Ezekiel we learn that the spirit is in everything but far too often we get stuck missing the spiritual due to only looking upon the physical.
Take a professional mountain climber for instance and compare this activity to our daily task in life. For a mountain climber does not climb mountains everyday. He or she studies which mountains to climb and then there is a preparation period before they step foot on the mountain. There are different mountains for different climbers for every mountain serves its own purpose. This does not mean that any mountain climber is any better than the next because they all have something to share from their journey. For there is a purpose for the valley just as well for the mountains we climb.
Learning how to walk in life should be a steady climb towards the kingdom of God. There are times for the plateau and times for the down hill journey and within these times of the ups and downs God teaches us along the Way. It is when we come to that understanding that God is with us and that He is directing our steps that we discover a whole new excitement in life as we discover that our purpose is no longer our own.
I challenge you today to seek God for your direction and have no fear of any mountains you may see. For our God is much greater than he that is in the world and all things are possible through Jesus Christ who caries us forward. For our God is a mountain mover as we simply learn to trust and obey…
James A. Harrison