The New Year is finally here, so let’s party like it is 2009.
As I write this, today, still feels like another Thursday in a long line of Thursdays, followed by a Friday and preceded by a Wednesday – So ordinary. Which makes me wonder if anything will be different in 2009. Will something amazing happen, something life changing? One thing is certain, life is what you make of it. My prayer for you in this New Year is that you would experience life in such a way that you can sit back every day and say to yourself, “Life is good!” I pray that you would have a deeper experience of faith and that you might even get a glimpse of the presence of God.
In the Bible mountain tops were considered the places where people met God. Over time the phrase, “mountain top experience” has been used to describe the experience one has when they are encountered by God. With this understanding in mind, David asks, “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?” David then answers his own question. “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who do not put their trust in an idol or swear by a false God.”
Where have you placed your trust? Do you trust God? Do you trust Jesus? Do you trust the Holy Spirit? These questions are much more difficult to answer than they appear. Trusting means letting go of past letdowns, broken promises, painful experiences and as difficult as that is to do, letting go is the only way to really live. I pray that you would give God a chance this year. Let go of things, and grasp onto God.