Yesterday...the bottom vs. the top.


Have you ever been to the top of the mountain? Have you seen the view of the lakes, lush valleys, green forests, and architectural designs of human intelligence?
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Being on top of a mountain is synonymous with being "high" as a result of the unmistakable presence of God surrounding you. But imagine what happens when a mountain climber comes back down from the top of the mountain. He would feel devastated because all of his 'highs' would come crashing down as 'lows.' I had this low feeling yesterday. I suddenly felt low all of a sudden after a period of highs. The devil started reminding me of things of old, things that succeeded in making me sad in the past.
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But you know what? Remember my philosophy of the early morning sun and revelation? With the early morning sun, my lows of yesterday are gone. I can boldly tell myself that JOY COMETH WITH THE MORNING! Yes, I may have been flung down the mountain for a day, but I have got my mountain climbing gear and I'm rising up again to see the top of the mountain.

I am smiling as I am climbing back up. I remember the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Oh, it was so beautiful! To be on top and to see the world below with the eyes of God! To be on top and to know that nothing can take you back down. To be on top and KNOW that you're an overcomer. To be on top and know that He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. Oh, to be on top and know that all your fears, worries, and anxieties are safely in God's hands. It is this view from the top of the mountain that keeps the mountain climber going. He is determined to keep climbing higher and higher because he knows how he would feel once he gets to his destination. So is it with us Christians, we must keep climbing because our destination is indescribable.

A million years spent in climbing a mountain to meet God is worth it when we consider even one day spent in His presence.

14 comments:

30+ said...

I am first

30+ said...

Yes o, that is why I have resolved that if it is a life time spent climbing the mountain so be it.

10k you

uNWrItten* said...

no matter how tired i might be..ill keep climbing if that is HIS will..
:)

Writefreak said...

Yes our walk with God is like climbing a mountain and when we find ourselves falling, we can always climb up...love the post!

Olamild said...

`Just what I needed
I know what it feels like to be on top and I know what it feels like to be a bottom.

TOp of the mountain is where I always wanna be.

Debbie said...

true, true, true. Walking with Jesus is a constant high, but the enemy showes up in the form of winds, storms, issues to distract us. But he knows that the further we climb with our master the further out of his reach we become, that's why he earnestly figths to get us back down where we use to be by reminding us of our past, but he forgot that our past is under the blood and we can move onward and upwards with our master and friend.

Thanks for a lovely reminder of the mountain experience

OluwaDee said...

"JOY COMETH WITH THE MORNING! "
With each new day comes an opportunity 2 try again, to have new hope, 2 believe again, to find new strength.
With each new day comes an opportunity to be high again.

Jaycee said...

30+...Yes, our mountain climbing actually takes eternity! The thing is we shd never get discouraged when we get flung down the bottom of the mountain and we have to start climbing the mountain again.

Unwritten...I'm with you on that one. I'm remembering that scripture that says we will 'walk and not get weary, we will run and not faint.' Wow...Lord help us to keep climbing and not get tired or distracted...

Writefreak...upwards ever, downwards never...

Olamild...may you never ever get tired of climbing sweetie.

Debbie...wow, I loved ur description of the storms and winds that try to make us fall down during the climbing process. I was actually visualizing the image in our head...wow, but with God nothing is impossible. He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world...woohooooooo!!!

Oluwadee...yesssssss...can't say it better than that!

Afrobabe said...

The thought that joy comes in the morning has always been enough to get me through any down time...

I remember I am being strong cos I have been assured of Joy that will come soon...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I never understood why mountain climbers kept going on, especially when they have seemingly reached a certain peak. I recall on my mountain climbing journies, I never understood why the serious climbers never wanted to stop, and never understood why whenever we got a peak (which i thought was a huge achievement) they still wanted to keep going until there were no more peaks to get to.

I can see now, how this applies to our daily living as christians. If we can have that determination to let nothing detract us until there were no more mountain peaks to climb as climbers, why do we then settle when we think we have attained a certain peak level (with God), when there is still so much left undiscovered.

Seeing as climbers we enjoy the thrill of climbing mountains, knowing fully well that the higher we go the more spectacular the view, we too need to apply this to our relationship and walk with God. I need to have in mind when my spiritual level increases so too, my view that my life with God will be even more spectacular.

Thanks jaycee for bringing to mind how important the climb to meet God is in our lives.

archiwiz said...

Mmmm...that's deep...

Jaycee said...

Afrobabe...I'm just imagining you (in my absurd sense of what I think u look like...lol), stuffing ur cheeks in and being resilient, knowing that no matter what, you WILL survive...and I see you waiting for the first streaks of the morning light to stream into your bedroom, because u have this crazy assurance that your joy comes when the morning comes. Haleluyah! One thing I'd love to point out though is that the "morning" may not be the actual physical 6.00am...my morning is when God gives me a new revelation. My morning comes when I begin to smile (thanks for that note, Afrobabe...u're the bomb!!!)

Life...I want to tell you how much more you just opened my eyes to see the different characteristics of a mountain climber...but I don't know the best way to say it. Thanks. May God make you a dedicated mountain climber, someone who will always hunger and thirst for the top of the mountain where God dwells ("blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.")

Archiwiz...I know, right??? Loll.

Shubby Doo said...

simply put...this post is beautiful

Jaycee said...

Shubby...may you always thirst to see the top of the mountain too...:)