What does it mean to
go up to the mountain of the Lord? Well,
have you ever had an encounter – a real encounter with the Lord? I’m sure many of you have! Some have not. Will it take a more concentrated effort to
meet with God? Yes! It will!
Perhaps you’ve had
a fleeting moment when you had a divine thought that solved an immediate
problem. Or, maybe you had a feeling
that God was watching you closely. You know,
God can communicate with us in so many ways – just the way you need Him to, and
at just the right moment.
that opportunity to connect. It’s not
just for leaders or the absolute holy.
The Bible proves that, because we see flawed humans who had divine
encounters with a holy God – Jehovah, to be exact. So, why wouldn’t He want to communicate with
His very own creation? Didn’t He have
that in mind from the beginning? Yes! It’s
all about relationship!
From the quiet
moments in your own abode, to corporate worship with others . . . God is
reaching out to those who are looking to Him.
When we don’t get all caught up in rules, regulations, and agendas and we
shift our attention from man to open our hearts to Him, He responds. He knows we aren’t doing everything perfect,
and He will not press passed our intents to control, chatter away, and
manipulate Him. That’s why when we rest and
get refreshed and sit quietly and wait for Him to take the initiative, He
responds. Oh my, don’t we forget to do
that in this totally modern world of filling up the spaces with so much that
has nothing to do with our relationship with Him?
Just as the woman traditionally
so often sets the tone of the home, each of us has an opportunity to set the
tone of our lives to include our Maker.
Quiet, prayer, worship music, The Word, and concentration on making that
live connection . . . results in positioning yourself to receive. You must begin alone with Him . . . then it will flow out in other
places. Drop that connection and we see
a movement that is nothing but flesh, intellectualism, and a hit or miss
So which is it for
you? It’s a wild call – a beautiful call
from the God of the universe. Connect on
the Father level, the Son level, the Holy Spirit level. You need all three: Maker, Savior, Keeper. Your very best interest is at the heart of The
Trinity. Won’t you answer the call that
is going out today . . . and
tomorrow . . . and throughout Eternity? This call includes you! You’re a part of the family of God, if you’ve
given your heart to Jesus. Why not be a
close family member?
And, don’t forget to
make introductions to those who have never answered the call. Connect with them, pray for and with them,
and watch them grow. This family is
growing, and growing, and growing! It
starts for each of us with the mountain-top experience. Take
time today to seek God. Wait for
it! You will have success! You will have time together to enjoy the
Kingdom of God and watch it grow . . . one heart at a time, going to the mountain.