In Matthew 5, we saw Jesus’ disciples trek up a mountain in order to hear His teaching in what we now call the Sermon on the Mount. That wasn’t the only time Jesus’ disciples had to make an effort to experience Him more deeply.
“After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. He was transfigured in front of them, and His face shone like the sun, His clothes became as white as the light” (Matthew 17:1-2).
Once again, the disciples put real effort into following Jesus. They sacrificed time and energy in order to be in the right place to learn from Him – and the reward was incredible. I encourage you to read the entire experience in Matthew 17:1-13.
It is not easy to follow Jesus. You will sometimes need to scale a mountain just to hear from Him. But the effort will be more than worth it.
Unfortunately, some disciples stop at base camp at the bottom of that mountain and find great comfort in never exercising their faith, never growing, and never hearing from God.
Others begin the ascent, but the demands of life or their own bad habits drag them down well before they reach the summit.
But the ones who complete the journey up the mountain will hear from God!!! And they will see God in a fuller way!!! And His voice will give them peace, comfort, and joy.
So again, I ask you the question – Just how will you go about actively climbing up that mountain, seeking to know Jesus and listening for HIs voice?
Love you guys!
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