It’s Sunday! I hope that you’ve been having a WONDERFUL weekend.
My brother and sister in law are staying with us for the weekend, which has been ALL THE FUN. You may remember they got married a few weeks back so they’re all cute and honeymoon phase.
It’s fun to watch. AND KNOW THAT IT WILL ALL CHANGE.
I’m totally kidding. Marriage is always sunshine and rainbows.
Shall we get onto the reflections? HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Sermon: “The Mountain of Praise” by Pastor Orlando of City Bible Church North Sound.
Synopsis: Talking about how God wants us to learn how rise up, and continually praise him, even in the midst of our struggles. If we learn to come up to the “mountain top” even when things are rough, we are able to be THAT MUCH closer to God, and it’s so much easier for us to hear his voice. He also talked about how he wants us to RISE UP, so that He can make our enemies (or our current struggles) our footstools. Coming up the mountain top changes our perspective, so we are looking down at our problems, as opposed to looking up at them, and making them seem SO MUCH bigger and scarier than they truly are. HOWEVER, he also talked about having a “mountain top” experience, and then coming down off it, only to go back into our old ways. We need to learn to have these experiences, and carry them out through our lives.
My thoughts: I feel like this is exactly how I have functioned in my own life. I can’t even count the number of church services, worship nights, conferences etc. where I have just left feeling SO close to God, SO pumped up and basically so ready to just live for HIM and change the WORLD.
Then, I go back to fear and worry and stress the VERY NEXT DAY. Sometimes, an hour later. BUT WHY?
I loved the point about the mountain top experiences being a way to change our perspective because I am SO guilty of just thinking my problems/issues are so much bigger and un-conquerable than they truly are. But, I am still learning about how to keep that same “high elevation perspective” once I come off one of these experiences. Especially with learning how to deal with my food stuff right now. I am pretty sure that EVERY SINGLE morning when I do my devos, I am all “GOD IS AWESOME AND TODAY IS GONNA BE AWESOME TOO BECAUSE I AM GONNA EAT WHATEVER I WANT.” Then breakfast time hits and I get all anxious. It’s like that all my praise of realizations of God’s power just went POOF.
Have you guys ever had a mountain top experience before? How did you make it STICK? Or is it something that are also still learning how to do? I would love to hear your thoughts!