There’s a quote I’ve seen floating around the internet in various meme forms — “Don’t tell God how big your mountain is. Tell the mountain how big your God is.” It’s a good one, right? Makes ya wanna pump your fist in Satan’s face, yeah? I think so, too. God is certainly bigger than any problems we face. As I dwell on this, I can hear my sweet daughter’s voice singing, “Higher than the mountains that I face… stronger than the power of the grave!” — she never remembers that last word, and I have to remind her each time. But it’s worth reminding her and me too. Our God is mighty.
BUT God wants His children to tell Him about those big mountains, too. God desires that I share my big dreams with Him along with all the fears and doubts that muddle their clarity and my ability to see His hand delicately working in each situation. He wants me to tell Him about the seemingly unsurpassable mountain, and all the ways I’m sure I’m not the one to attempt to scale it. Telling my mountains about my big God isn’t for the mountain, it’s for me. He shows me my smallness and complete inability to do anything useful apart from Him because He wants me to depend on Him.
I’m telling God about my mountains today — about my big dreams. I’ll share a few with you here so you can see what I mean, and I hope you’ll take the time to tell God about those big mountains of yours as well.
- Marriage – to have a life-long, happy marriage which reflects Christ’s beautiful union with His bride, the church and conforms us into His image.
- Motherhood- to raise babies into young adults who love Jesus and are submissive to His will for their lives.
- Missional Living- to assist my husband in seeing a church-planting movement in Nepal and to be a faithful light in my spheres of influence.
As we celebrate small, we can praise Him for all the ways He works along the way. No matter how taxing the journey may seem, we take hope in a God who never tires and supplies strength to our feeble minds and bodies as it is needed. Take heart, friend. The end goal or grand finale may seem a world away with a thousand obstacles in between, but our God goes with us and before us to give us the victory.
What are your mountains/dreams?
Talk to me in the comment section below!
My mountains are overcoming issues in my marriage. My dreams is to walk with Christ with my husband holding my hand.
That is such a beautiful dream! Praying you will see this dream come to fruition and that each day Christ will grant you small victories as you follow Him. Thank you for sharing this with me.
I am enjoying you blogs. Sometimes we forget how important to do even what seems like unimportant small things to the best of our ability and for the glory of God. You have a full plate. Walk in dependance on Him!
Thank you so much, Helen. So much of what’s on my plate seems unimportant, but I’m so thankful God is interested and invested even in the little things!
Thanks for sharing some of your mountains. One of my mountains: “this season”…not quite retirement age but I did recently quit working. Could be empty-nesters but one adult son lives here at home. Not exactly what to call this season of life but I want to use these days, and times, wisely and so that He is pleased and glorified.
Those times of transition can be so difficult. Praying for you. I wrote this little blog during a transitional time in my life where I had become discouraged. God gave me this to help. I hope it can be a blessing to you as well.
I love love this! It reminds me of the actual mountain I climbed in Colorado this summer.
WHAT! I didn’t know about that! I can’t imagine what an experience that had to be and how God must have used that in your life.
” He shows me my smallness and complete inability to do anything useful apart from Him because He wants me to depend on Him.” Great line.
He is faithful and when our problems seem insurmountable He shows up and handles. Lovely post.
Thank you very much, Jessica! So thankful God shows up in our lives!
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