The Christian life is like a mountain climb, climbing the mountain of God. God is our mountain to which we cling as we journey throughout our struggles and life in general. Some like to stand at a distance and admire a mountain. What a grand sight it is—some look at it in fear and question how they will conquer this climb! It is those who struggle up it, who taste its toughness, its difficulty, these get to know the ability to have true Faith in our Lord. It is those who cling to the rock when there is exposure and danger, who experience the horrific damages of a storm, all the hazards, these get to know our Lord and Savior.
To climb the mountain of God you have to be committed. It is true that we only really get to know God as we experience the pain and struggles of life – and keep on climbing, clinging to our Rock. This takes commitment. The first and great commandment is: “Thou shalt love thy Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” Matthew. 22:37. And so I must ask myself, “Is God first in my life? Am I committed to Him above all else? Am I committed to reaching the top, or, if the going gets tough, will I drop out?” NO…I will not drop out! I will stay strong…I will keep my Faith and I will lean on and trust our Lord and Savior!
One day, the climb of life will be over. We will reach the top of our bumpy climb of the Mountain of Life, we turn to our fellow climbers and shout, “Hallelujah! We made it!”– what an awesome experience. We will look back down the mountain and see the route that God so tenderly laid out for us, all plain now. At times, when we were climbing, it seemed so dark and confusing. But now at the time we reach the top it will be all clear; God’s plan WILL be clear! How good God is!!!!
So when your struggling to get up your mountain of life—Have Faith, Yesterday was a hard day for myself, all of us “climbers” will have tough days…but with faith, trust, guidance and commitment we will make it to the top…
“Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds, Thy righteousness is like the great mountains” Psalm 36:5-6