Saturday, March 6, 2010

Climbing That Mountain

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    And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

    (Matthew 14:23)

    Sometimes at my church we sing this song "High on The Mountain Top, I Can't Come Down" and this is the mountain that I want to talk about today.

    There is times when a Christian must separate their self from people, the world, and all the cares of this life like Jesus separated himself from the multitudes and yes there are times when we need to separate ourselves from the things in our lives and ministry, and spend some time away from all the cares of this life. That is your time and the Lord's time to commune and talk. Let look at what happens when we go up into that mountain.

    There is a reason why our Lord climbed that mountain. He could have said: Lets go to a quiet isolated place on the beach or lets go into the woods to a quiet place, which are both good places to go to get away from the crowds and our problems, but why did Jesus go to the mountain? It started me to thinking and a interesting comparison, or should I say thought, came to my mind. Think about the shape of a mountain. At the bottom it is wide, but the higher we go up that mountain, the narrower it becomes and the more closer we must stay to the center of that mountain. The higher we go there's less and less room to move to the left or the right, there is less and less ground that can be compromised. The more focused we need to be, the more we have to pay attention and the less we can allow, ourselves, to be distracted by the things around us. The higher we go, the less room we have to think about other things! Our eyes must be focused on one thing. Reaching the top.

    Whatever you may be dealing with, you may just need to separate yourself and go up into the mountain to spend time with the Lord -- get centered on Him and focused on what He's calling you to.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You may enjoy seeing preview pages of the new book CLENDENNEN: SOLDIER OF THE CROSS which is illustrated in graphic novel (comics) form:

http://www.calvarycomics.com/comics/CLENDENNEN/index.html

Anonymous said...

I have heard Brother Clendennen preach at our camp ground years ago and I meet him personally. What a great man of God. He will be missed by many.

Bill said...

He was truly a man of God

Anonymous said...

He did not go to the left or right as many preachers do today, but he stayed on the straight and narrow path. He was a faithful and true soldier or the cross