Praying on the Mountain
Glenn Clark ends his book on the Soul’s Sincere Desire by asking us to think about mountains.
Hills and Mountains in the Bible
Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? (Psalm 24.3)
When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. (Matthew 5.1)
Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. (Matthew 17.1)
The Mountain – praying with the uplifted thought, with the mind fixed on God.
What do we do with the areas of worry, anger, etc. that cling to us as we travel to the summit of the mountain with God?
Troubles throw us back on God, if they merely give us opportunity of bringing into play our God-directed imagination and our heaven-blessed sense of humor to Him.
For our growth in power and happiness depends upon the number of seconds out of each twenty-four hours that we are resting in God.
Jesus said, “Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.” Jesus didn’t say, “Follow my teaching.” He said, “Follow Me.” He didn’t say, “My teaching are the way,” He said, “I am the way.” He didn’t say, “My teachings are the truth.” He said, “I am the truth.”
Jesus never dealt with people from the outside. He always dealt with them from the inside.
What awaits the summit of the mountain? Truth. Freedom that comes from knowing the truth. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”