While driving to work yesterday (Christmas), I felt the Lord say that for 2011, it is important to trust in Him for help, not in horses and chariots of men. Psalm 20:7
Lord, only You by the power of Your Spirit can protect, provide and empower. Thank You, in advance, for stirring the gift of faith in us to continue on the path of faith, which you have laid out before us. AMEN!!!
Several hours ago, a mountain was placed before my path. I love how the Lord prepared my heart for this. People respond various ways to the difficult situations in which they find themselves.
When a mountain is placed in your path, what do you do?
Some of my Facebook friends commented...
"Fret over it for awhile. Stress out and make myself crazy until I finally realize I can do nothing. Only when I reach that point to I finally surrender to God, place everything in His hands and let go. It's at that point God begins to move that mountain...one large boulder at a time."
"Take pictures! :)"
"I usually start digging a path and hope a friend or two shows up to help. They usually do. Good friends show up with big shovels. The best friends show up heavy machinery. : )"
"Get 2 climbing....its not ur first or ur last!! But ull get over it!!"
It occurs to me that perspective influences just how the mountain is perceived. My God is much more powerful than any obstacle placed before me, and He has showed me ahead of time that this mountain would come. My perspective causes me to see the mountain in light of all God has done, is doing, and will do in my life. My perception trusts that God knows what's going even when I am clueless. He is my Provider, my Healer, my Friend, and my King! He loves me with love everlasting and has the best plan for my family and me.
How do I respond to this challenge?
If a mountain is in the path, could it mean that the path one's on must change?
One could look at the mountain and be overwhelmed.
A mountain could cause one fear or panic; conversely, a mountain could inspire bold courage.
One could ignore the mountain and hope it goes away.
One could trust that the mountain placed before them was foreknown by God, Who has allowed it for His purposes and will bring good from it to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes!
One could trust in the horses and chariots of men to deal with the mountain, but I WILL TRUST THE LORD!!!
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God."