28 About eight days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John to a mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30 Then two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus. 31 They were glorious to see. And they were speaking of how he was about to fulfill God’s plan by dying in Jerusalem. 32 Peter and the others were very drowsy and had fallen asleep. Now they woke up and saw Jesus’ glory and the two men standing with him. 33 As Moses and Elijah were starting to leave, Peter, not even knowing what he was saying, blurted out, “Master, this is wonderful! We will make three shrines-one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 34 But even as he was saying this, a cloud came over them; and terror gripped them as it covered them. 35 Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him.” 36 When the voice died away, Jesus was there alone. They didn’t tell anyone what they had seen until long after this happened.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
Have you ever had such a wonderful experience where God touched you in a way that you never wanted to leave that place?Â God works with each of us differently, but many of us have had a touch of God that has left us speechless.Â Although we need to experience God in such a way, we need to come down off the mountain top and go back into the reality of our life.Â Knowing that struggles await us in the valley may encourage us to linger on the mountain top. Yet staying on the mountain prohibits our ministering to others.Â Instead of becoming spiritual giants, we soon become dwarfed by our self-centeredness.Â Our desire to stay in the place that we experience God the most will only keep us from going back into reality and doing the work He has called us to do.Â We need times of retreat and renewal, but only so we can return to minister to others.Â Our faith must make sense off the mountain as well as on it.Â Desire to have God fill you with overwhelming love, but then go out and share what He has done for you even though that may bring you into a world that is not pleasant because this is the will of God for you.
Have a God Day!