Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Lesson from Mountain Climbing

A mountain is climbed one step at a time. You begin by putting one foot in front of another, and another, until you reach the summit.
Of course, climbers know the importance of staying hydrated and never climbing alone. As believers walking this rocky road of life, we can stay hydrated with refreshment from God’s Word, which is as essential to life as water.  

We can build a team around us for support and encouragement, building community and strong relationships with friends, family, church members, those with whom we play sports or do hobbies and others. And, don't forget the importance of welcoming newcomers, too. Everyone needs a place to belong.

And we can learn to trust our guide, Jesus Christ. He knows the way when we do not. He provides, He protects, He heals and comforts. He goes before us and with us.  

He is with us—always.  

As we press on, in mountain climbing and in life, the power of prayer helps us to persevere and find joy. So even when you feel like giving up, believe that the ascent is worth the climb, for once you reach the peak the view is exhilarating.

“You need to persevere so that
when you have done the will of God,
you will receive what he has promised.”
(Hebrews 10:36)

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