Earlier this week, i actually decided to do something i never do, and went back and watched something that i was involved in, the video in question was my testimony that i shared a few weeks back. Now i didn’t go back on this out of some kind of ego trip, or to praise myself in a testimony of God’s goodness in my life. But because i felt a need to look back on this one and see what the Lord highlights to me in that video. And one thing came up that i had honestly not thought about until He showed it to me. I’ll put a link at the end just in case you’re interested in the video in question.
The part the Lord highlighted to me was when i mention how speaking at the front had been a dream of mine for a while. And looking back on it, i didn’t realise how true that actually was. Sure the testimony was short, clocking in at just over 4 minutes, but it was one that i had planned out in my head over and over for a number of years. So when it came to it, the Lord helped me through and led me through this amazing moment in my journey with the Lord. And looking back at this moment has got me thinking about the importance of the defining moments of our faith.
I’m sure if you look back, you can find some moments in your life, where you just know the Lord has been with you. Where you know that he has used you in such a way where you can’t deny his existence. And these moments can come to define our faith in Him. These moments can be a high unlike any other. The hardest thing about having these moments however is the comedown.
Don’t get me wrong, through all the struggles of mental illness, (well depression at least) that i’ve been through, i’ve never doubted the existence of the Lord since he saved me. No my doubt comes in if he really does love me like the Word says in these times. And i think it’s fair to say, when we go a while without some of the defining moments, we can struggle in the meantime.
When we get what is known as a “mountain top moment” named as such for a number of reasons. One being after the Mount of Transfiguration where Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a high mountain and shows his transfigured form before them and is joined by Moses and Elijah before the Lord speaks to them from a bright cloud (Matthew 17:1-9) and we use this term in order to describe those sorts of moments that we know of the Lords good will and power in our lives. But we need to be careful not to rely on these moments to shape our day-to-day faith.
If we only believe in the Lord because of what he has done for us, and only when we get these amazing moments in our lives, are we really walking by faith? or are we walking by sight? These moments can really confirm God’s goodness in our lives, but i don’t think they should be the be all and end all of our faith.
It can be hard to have day-to-day faith. Especially when we are going through some hard times. It can be tough to find the Lord in the darkest moments of our lives, and it can seem impossible to follow Jesus when we don’t even know if he’s with us (he is by the way!) and that’s where these mountain top moments can be invaluable to us in our lives. But it’s finding that balance between living for the mountain top and loving the creator in-between.
Everyday faith is the constant belief that, through God’s goodness, and through the Blood of Christ, that we are saved, that we are restored, and we are redeemed and loved by the one who loved us first. And we shouldn’t have to literally see his face to know he’s looking down upon us and is with us.
So i encourage you to really try to remember, these mountain top moments are not the pinnacle of our lives as members of the body of Christ, nor are they the be all and end all of our faith. But a reminder to us in our everyday lives that the Lord has our lives in his hands, and that when we follow him and his plan for us, all things will turn our for his good. And as the old song goes, no power of hell, no scheme of man, could ever pluck us from his hands.
So let me know some of your mountain top moments, and how the Lord has been at work in your life at facebook Here or on Twitter Here or in the comments below! Here’s the link to my video testimony if you’re interested Testimony of Luke H
Have a blessed week and as always…
Thank you for reading, and May God Bless you.