We taught our children from a young age that although Santa and Rudolph (pretend characters) are so much fun to read stories about, there is One who truly came to the earth. His impact on history has changed our history. At our dinner table, the youngest child still gets to unwrap the baby and place him in the manger on Christmas Eve. #créche
In fact, Jesus came to strengthen us with boldness to approach God’s throne to ask for mercy in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:14- 16 14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.) #trinity #oneGodthreepersons
Treading on high places happens when we can lift our eyes and be truthful with the Father. Treading on high places is not a mystical experience but may require using our imagination for good (see the simile below…”feet like the deer’s”). #HolySpiritinsight
He makes this happen. In spite of my brokeness.
He makes me perform good works with compassion and care, especially to those I hold dearest in my heart. #highestplace
He makes a miracle happen in broken families who need to find strength and courage in the midst of strife. He encourages the exhausted young mother in need of a discernable touch of true love. He inspires the defeated father who has given all for his children only to realize they have taken him for granted. He gives the struggling child, who may have physical limitations, great hopes and dreams along with support from others to accomplish them.
How do ordinary people endure extraordinary adversity? #hindsfeetonhighplaces – Teresa #uRmystrengthmylovingGod #Psalm59:17
Habakkuk 3:19 (ESV)
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer’s;
he makes me tread on my high places.