More Than a Mountaintop

Life is not what you think it is. You have been raised in a society that believes you are the priority: that the most important thing you can do in life is take care of yourself. And if you can get someone else to do it for you… even better! What if the life you are living isn’t life at all? What if getting what you want is missing what you would truly enjoy?

Do you like watching TV? I know I do. It is so much fun to see stories created in people’s minds come to life. And the movies… I get why they are so expensive. What an experience! The problem is we have allowed ourselves to believe that we can watch our life like a movie rather than live it. We can be comfortable, relax and enjoy our popcorn while we see great things happen around us. Now, I don’t want to scare you, but it is time to put down the remote. Take off the 3D glasses and go on a journey.

Take a trip into the parts of your life you got too busy for. Read a book (I have a recommendation for that…). Talk to people outside of your circle. Be willing to hear something that doesn’t line up with what you already thought. Go for a walk and see what you usually drive by and ignore. TELL SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS! Buy something at the grocery store that you’ve never tried before and give it a chance. Listen to a style of Christian music you never would normally. If this doesn’t sound exciting to you, you are too comfortable. Life has quit being interesting and instead life is just being.

A long time ago a group of people who claimed to know the truth had allowed themselves to drift to the point that they were forced into just being. They didn’t have a choice. They literally belonged to someone else. Maybe you feel like you don’t either. You can do what they did and ask God to show you the way out – deliverance. God took His people out of bondage and sent them on… A JOURNEY! They traveled somewhere they never planned on going. Along the way they came to a mountain. God told their leader to prepare them, because for the first time in history God was going to make His presence known to an entire nation at once. In Exodus 19 we see an amazing story of the nation of Israel preparing themselves to see God. When it happens, they are scared; yet excited.

Seeing the Lord can be a scary, yet exciting experience, even if you already know Him. He is reaching out for your hand and wants to take you to places you never imagined, but it takes work. The Israelites had to work to prepare themselves to be close to God and so will you. But every journey takes a first step. Are you ready? Are you ready for your life to change: to spend this year constantly growing closer to Him by reading your Bible, getting to know people that need you to pour Him into their life and experience life for the first time in a long time, or maybe, for the first time? God is calling to you: “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.” (Revelation 2:4) God is calling to each of us to take up His cross, be a light in the world, and live REAL LIFE.
 
Love You All,
Blake Davis