Lets Go Mountaineering

Lets Go Mountaineering

Moving to Wales has brought me to a place of mountains, they aren’t that far from life here in Wales. In my own life I seem to have spent a lot of time going up and down mountains. I’m not talking about physical mountains but rather mountains of difficulty, often great suffering and hardship. I’m sure a lot of us are mountaineering our way through life in the same way. More often than not the prospect of the climb is a real worry and we seek to avoid it at all costs, but Jesus very often says “Lets go mountaineering”. I’ve learnt that when I go mountaineering with Him its always for a really good reason and the perfect outcome.

These are some things I’ve learnt about climbing the physical mountain. 1. There’s a limit to what you can take. 2. There’s going to be a focused struggle and great effort. 3. It’s not a climb for the crowd and very often your alone. 4. It’s a place of exposure where you often find your weaknesses. 5. A new mountain is a greater challenge than one you’ve climbed before.

In the same manner when we accept the mountaineering climb with Jesus we find our “stuff” becomes irrelevant and often a hindrance. We tend to be more focused on our guide “Jesus”. It’s here that Jesus really gets our attention, being alone with Him. In the climb we find out who we really are and just how much we need Him. We are going to learn so much more about Him on the new mountains and that’s why He says “Lets go mountaineering” – Just like Moses on Mount Horeb and Mount Pisgah your on a journey of Revelation and Promise – If you’ll stop focusing on the return back down, open your eyes to simply see and then embrace the climb to gain all He has for you.