Climb Out of the Valley up to the Mountian Top

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This morning while I rode my bike on one of the steepest climbs of the area for bikes; the thought came to me, climb out of the valley and get to the mountain top (sometimes God speaks this way to me). It is going to be hard work, but just get to the top, where I can show you the view. On occasion  our outlook in life is like the valley. It seems we  just don’t have good view.

 I had all the time I needed to get to where I was going, it was going to take all that time. I worked hard on the lowest gear and not moving very fast but still ascending the mountain. As I continued to patiently work on moving forward, again my mind was working too. The  thought of living in an emotional valley is not very fun at all. The view from the top gives one a spectacular view; it is beautiful. Sometimes we lose our vision in life. 

This year was a rough one for me and my family. We had several deaths in the family and  friends who died as well. Seeing them pass away was hard. Having to perform the funerals my self for several of them just made it that much deeper. I was stuck in grief and lack of motivation. This was affecting everything in my life; outwardly I was doing fine, but my heart was hurting. It was a classic case of walking through the stages of grief.

Well lately, I feel energised and ready to climb out of the valley and to the mountain top. My endorphins are happy. Today near the end of the ride I was tired but things were looking up. I thanked God for a dirt parking lot in one of the churches I rode past; thinking how great it is to be part of a rural community where things do not have to be upscale and can be simple. I thanked God that for the rural people I know personally who are survivors. As business people, they don’t have the high overhead that some of the upscale, up town businesses and churches have. We can be flexible when things get financially challenging. People in the rural areas will find uses for things that most people might discard.

After my ride today; I was walking to the church /school  and I thanked God for our dirt parking lot. I was truly able to thank God for what we have, who we are and glad to pastor a small rural church.

Much of what we face in life and how we face it is in the realm of the heart. Our hearts will determine how we look at the things around us and how well we respond to the situations handed to us. Climb out of the valley, it will require hard work. Here are a couple of verses that I thought about riding my bicycle. Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 4;23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Climb out of the valley and go up to the mountain top, it will take work but it is emotionally and spiritually worth it.

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