Mountains (Reminder: I’m doing an A to Z devotional blog.)
Jesus often left His disciples and headed to the mountains to pray. If He needed time with Father God—how much more do we! So . . . how’s your prayer life?
(This is essential for spiritual growth.)
At one point, He took a few disciples with Him:
“. . . Jesus took Peter, James and John to the top of a mountain. No one else wasthere. Suddenly his face began to shine with glory, and his clothing becamedazzling white, far more glorious than any earthly process could ever make it!Then Elijah and Moses appeared and began talking with Jesus!
“ ‘Teacher, this is wonderful!’ Peter exclaimed. ‘We will make three shelters here,one for each of you . . . .’
“He said this just to be talking, for he didn’t know what else to say.” (Mark 9:2-6 LB)
Oh, Peter. (Gotta laugh.) He actually interrupts a sacred conversation . . . and then
simply babbles because he doesn’t know what to say.
Maybe this is where the saying “If you don’t know what to say, don’t say anything at all” came from.
It should make us think twice before we open our mouths and simply talk just to be talking, shouldn’t it?
Scripture doesn’t mention which mountain they were on, so I’m guessing it may have been Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs . . . because if you’ve seen the Colorado Rockies . . .
Tee Hee Hee
Another M word in the Bible is Misfits:
“It seems to me that God has put us who bear his Message on stage in a theater in which no one wants to buy a ticket. We’re something everyone stands around and stares at, like an accident in the street. We’re the Messiah’s misfits.” (2 Corinthians 4:10 Message)
The Messiah’s Misfits is a pretty good team to be on. (We win in the end!)
Messiah is my favorite M word in Scripture.
He’s the One who saves me,
uses me for His glory,
speaks to me,
walks with me,
never leaves me,
and is building a home for me right now so I can live forever with Him.
An M word I’d really like to see in the Bible is Mexican food. But as many times as I read Scripture from cover to cover, I still haven’t found it. So I’m just going to pretend that Manna tasted like sopapillas.
This past weekend I got to do a revival in Fairfield, OH. It was wonderful to be back doing what I’m called to do. God blessed our services, and my heart is still overflowing.
That’s the only speaking engagement I have in May. But maybe that’s OK, because I’m still healing from my spiral femur break. Please help me pray God will continue to fill in the dates on my calendar.
Update: I will see my surgeon next week. I think he will order an MRI on my shoulder that may have also been injured in my fall. I’m experiencing a lot of pain in this area and would like to get help.
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