Yesterday morning as I opened the blinds in my girls rooms to get them started for the day I said, “Happy Hump day!”. They didn’t have a clue to what I meant. This is a new concept to my children.
Back in the day…. my teachers would say this every Wednesday because it was the sign that you have made it through half of the week and Friday is coming! It let you know that it was down hill from here..to some degree.
I have been teaching the girls this slogan to help them actually gain momentum for finishing up their week with excitement!
Yesterday morning when I mentioned this saying, one of the girls decided we needed to come up with a better term for this “Wednesday – Hump Day Philosophy.” I mean really Mom!
Her comment actually gripped me because I don’t like to climb mountains. Humps seem a little more manageable to get over.
Don’t get me wrong…I love The Mountains. I love to look at them, experience them and visit them…but climbing up them isn’t one of my favorite top 10 things to do!
I do better when I know I can attain the goals I have set. Don’t we all? That seems easy enough. However, sometimes God has other goals that He is putting in front of me that can seem daunting and overwhelming.
As my daughter mentioned this name change for our Wednesday outlook, I immediately heard God refer to something of a mountain that He has been whispering to me in the last 6 months. These newer goals seemed so large and big like a mountain.
Later in our morning when we got in the car, the girls and I read our Jesus Calling for Kids devotional. This was the message that it presented.
“Psalm 91:11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.”
The future is like a high mountain looming in front of you. Its peaks are spiked with troubles, and its sides are pitted with problems. How can you face something so huge?
The real trouble is not the mountain – it’s that you’re looking only at the mountain. And because you aren’t looking at where you’re going right now, you stumble on the easy path of today.
I know how much that future mountain worries you. But it may not even be part of our path. You don’t know what will happen today, much less tomorrow. I may suddenly turn you away from the mountain, or show you an easier path. But I promise that if I ask you to climb that mountain, I will give you everything you need to reach the top. My angels will protect you. And I will be right by your side every step of the way.”
Isn’t that incredible? I just love when God is so immediate in answering my questions of doubt when it comes to climbing those mountains!
I am focusing on today but also leaning on God to guide me if He does call me to climb that mountain. My trust needs to be in Him not my abilities.
Psalm 18:29-30 says, “In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield to all who look to him for protection.”
Leaning on the protection is all the Lord wants us to do. In His strength I can…do anything He is calling me to do.
On New Year’s day we were standing in church singing this song and God very firmly said this was my song for the year.
Some people have one word’s that characterize what the next year God wants to teach them. Some have scriptures that they hold onto through each mountain that they climb.
Mine is a song.
(having technical difficulties with posting straight from YouTube so …)
Click Here to see Matt Redman’s “O This God”
Listen to the words. God is a magnificent God that wants to be just that…our God.
So Happy Mountain Day (a day late) to you in all that you do!
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