When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. Matthew 5:1-2 MSG
Had I not read this in the Message version, I may have never seen this; the committed, His disciples, climbed with Him and when they arrived at a quiet place, He sat down and taught His climbing companions.
This just confirms the importance of our quiet time with the Lord. These men risked everything to follow Jesus. They left all they knew, their homes, families, jobs and friends, just to make the climb of their life, to be rewarded with one on one teaching with the Master.
I’ve had to cut off relationships, social activities, even church events because I heard a call to come higher. That call is given to each of us, daily, but our choices dictate our action. When will enough be enough? When will we grow weary of just being like everyone else, fitting in, being excepted?
Salvation goes way beyond having our sins forgiven. Salvation has placed us back in our original state of fellowship with God. Ruling, reigning overcomer’s, who make a difference in our world, not merely existing to satisfy our flesh.
If we fail to plug into our energy source, Jesus, and daily charge ourselves with His glorious light, we risk losing our power, our lights will grow dim and we will be ineffective to the darkness around us.
So what will it be, fellow climber? Will you shake off the lethargy of your humdrum life and enter into the extreme life of a mountain climber? It’s something we may never do in the natural, but in the Spirit realm, we can scale the slippery slopes of impossibly shear cliffs just knowing who we’re climbing with.
You’re never alone! I’m a climber too and our ropes are linked together, wherever two or three are gathered together, He’s right here to show us the way.