CLIMBING/ EFFORT and REST

Something to think about.

aerial view of mountain road

I read an inspiring story this week about a young man who had a very serious accident.  His previous life was out in the wilds and he loved to mountain climb particularly on dangerous and difficult paths.

A car accident left him severely disabled.   He could barely walk and that only slowly and carefully.   He knew recovery and achieving personal goals could only be obtained by effort.     This he did and gradually his strength returned.   His story however is not just about mountain climbing.    He also made the comment…..”It is the same about my relationship with my Saviour Lord.   I need to make an effort to improve this relationship with Him. ‘        The end of this man’s story was not that he ever again climbed the highest mountain. He did achieve many  mountaineering goals.

He found a spiritual TRUTH.   This is my TRUTH also.     The greatest mountains in life you can aspire to when spiritual also require effort.   (not physical but in a discipline of desire).     ‘I want to know my Lord, More, I want to be CLOSER and CLOSER. ‘ This is about relationship.   Then the mountains we can climb and the places we can soar are not achieved by our own WILL or STRUGGLE.    Its a God Gift!.

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Isa. 40v31     

Rest and Surrender..(living with and in Him) ……..Oh how glorious are the possibilities!

 

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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