Reflections4Life December 27, 2015
“For Every Mountaintop”
“Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.” Matthew 17:1-3
Scripture Contemplation: Ezekiel 6; Matthew 17; Luke 3…
I pray today’s Reflections brings comfort and peace to your heart and mind. I decree it be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration. Do not despise where you begin. Let every trial and test be a lesson you not only learn, but also grow from. No matter what it looks like; God has you covered. And all things are working out for your good.
I can hardly believe that this is the last Sunday of the year. That 2015 is coming to an end and we are on the cusp of a brand new year.
There were many lessons for me this year. As well as curve balls, attacks, painful circumstances and a few other things that all taught me something new and different.
What were your lessons for this year? What did you come to understand? How have things changed or stayed the same? We're entering a brand new year per God's grace and mercy. What will be the greatest lesson(s) you will carry into the New Year?
My greatest lesson is that for every Mountaintop there is a valley. A Valley that holds many life lessons that we must learn and pass if we are going to be ready and prepared for the mountaintop. It's a long way down from the mountaintop. If we are not careful, we will found ourselves back in the valley. Not just to help someone, but to learn again some things we may have forgotten or skipped passed on our way to the top.
There are no short-cuts, Beloveds. There are no easy routes to the mountaintop. There must be preparation and lessons learned that help you to not only reach the top but to be able to live and remain and dwell correctly on the mountaintop. With success comes more responsibility. And everything we need to learn for a sound foundation is in the valley. The valley of our lives; where we struggle and sometimes fight and face challenges we'd never think we'd get through. In the valley, we find our voice, our purpose, our resolve, and courage. The mountaintop allows our true character to come forth.
Appreciate the valleys in your life, Beloved. Though there may be pain, heartache, regrets, sorrows, and trials; there is also life-changing lessons, love, laughter, hope, and all manner of preparation for what's to come.
My Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity find permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. I pray this past year has given you some insight. That you have gained understanding and wisdom and know just who you are. May the New Year bring you into your greatness and fulfilling the purposes of your ordained life. You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing!
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