Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections

Quiet Time

If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us —Mark 9:22

God is God regardless of how I feel or where I are in life.It doesn’t take long though for the “other” reality to set in after a great spiritual experience and I can find myself wondering if there is a God at all. Leaving the mountain for the valley is never an easy thing but it is a necessary thing. On the mountain my faith becomes real but in the valley my faithfulness becomes real.

At any given moment I could rise to the occasion and do something of great value and worth if I felt like it was incumbent upon me to do so but being a follower of Jesus is not about a spotlight momentary heroism. Instead following Jesus is about dying to myself daily in the mundane where others rarely see.

The valley brings out everything I really know about God. It’s not only where my character is developed but where I learn God’s character as well. I may find it tempting to question God in the valley and therein lies the problem. God wants me to develop such a relationship with Him that regardless of the mountain or the valley my relationship and trust in Him remains the same.

For more on this topic, read My Utmost For His Highest

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