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The Sacred Mountain

2 Peter 1:17-18
For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”  We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

Peter is remembering back to a time when he and two other apostles received a special revelation up on a mountaintop.  Jesus was transfigured before their very eyes, taking on the glory that was His from eternity past.  He became robed in the majesty that was His before the foundations of the world were established.  Peter calls that place the “sacred mountain.”

Where are your sacred mountains?  Where are those special places where God’s Word to you changed your life?  With me, I remember kneeling next to a bed at a Christian summer camp.  There was also a time where God spoke to me about entering full-time ministry.  There have been many such times that I can look back on.

The problem I have is that my memory is so short.  It is easy for me to forget these deep encounters with God.  Unless I record them, I will eventually lose the impact of my meetings with Him.  I need to take the time to record these life-changing moments in my journal.

In yesterday’s post I talked about the need to record things.  It is especially true when we have life changing encounters with God.  These are times that must be kept for our future.  To remind us of what we heard.  So that when the trials and challenges come, we will remember why we are taking this road.  It keeps us on track, spiritually speaking.

It is important that we find a way to remember these special times.  Make sure you keep a journal and record your encounters with the Lord.  Years later you will be grateful that you did.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Daily Thoughts

 

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Keeping a Journal

Habakkuk 2:2-3
Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.  For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

Spending time with the Lord is always an adventure.  You never know when or how God will speak to you.  As you seek the Him, you  will find more and more that He will speak to you, filling you with revelation.  You will hear from Him concerning your personal walk with Him, your home life, your ministry, your career, etc.  He may tell you new ventures to launch or old things to cut out of your life.  The point is, whenever you hear a clear word from God for your life, write it down!

So often we miss out on God’s best because we forget what we heard, or we alter it along the way.  It is good to be able to look back in a journal and see the conversations we’ve had with the Lord.  Make a point to have a journal with you as you spend time with the Lord – and use it to record what you have learned.

Keep your eyes and ears open.  God will speak to someone who is prepared to listen.  Keeping a journal shows that you value the voice of the Lord.  If you have never tried it, begin today recording what you learn in your private times with Him.  The rewards are well worth the extra effort.

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Daily Thoughts

 

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