Mountain of the Lord

Some days I whole heartedly know, I can climb that mountain all the way to the top…Others, I keep stumbling down over and over again. Yesterday, I climbed. Yesterday, I conquered that mountain, but today, I’m struggling to take hold of this new one in front of me.

Then I am reminded, when the mountain stands before me, I’m to gaze upon its beauty, one stone at a time. Simply reaching with one hand, taking hold, and climbing- one hand, one foot, one hand, and one foot, until I reach the top–until you reach the top.

The mountain was never meant to keep us down, settling around the base, dwelling at the bottom. It was never meant for us to camp out in one place, afraid to climb, fearful of what we would lose, never understanding the value, the gain in the climb.  Fear always holds us back, never allows us to experience the fullness of God’s grace.

The mountain was meant to draw us closer to the Lord, to pull out the impurities of our lives. To ready us to stand in His holy place…not to become a stumbling block.  I’ve heard it told, speak to the mountain, and it shall be removed. Today I speak, but not against the mountain. I speak against the impurities in my life, the things that I know, and God knows, that hold my hands and my heart dirty before Him. I speak against the idols that have been resurrected in my life, be removed, far removed.

You see, The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. For He laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their Savior. —Psalm 24 NLT

When I stumble back down to the bottom, the impurities keep me there. But as I climb, the miraculous happens, my heart and my hands become pure enough to stand before His majesty.

Climb with me today, resolve to remove the impurities that take up camp around the bottom. Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?

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