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God On The Mountain February 20, 2009

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I woke up today with a song in my spirit. I kept on humming and whistling the tune as I went about my morning routine and even found myself trying to whistle as I brushed my teeth. As I drove to the church office, I begun meditating on the words of the song and decided to share with you the song and the truth from the word of God.

The song is titled, “God on the Mountain” by Lynda Randle and talks about how life is easy when we are up on the mountain. We have peace and fill all is well but things are very different when we are down in the valley surrounded by all manner of challenges and troubles. You see, things tend to be smooth and easy up in the mountain when we are enjoying life and really get to talk about faith and trusting God but when troubles come our way, when we have prayed and don’t seem to get any answers from God, faith begins to slowly fade away and we begin to think and behave as though God does not care or is not concerned about us.

It’s easy to think like the Syrians who in 1st Kings 20 verses 23 to 29 talked about the God of the Israelites being the God of the hills and therefore reasoned if they fight them in the plains, they will win. God spoke through a Prophet to the Israelites and told them that He is Jehovah and therefore not just a god of the hills. The Syrian idea that God is all powerful in the hills and powerless in the valley creeps very easily on us as we think of how God is all powerful during the good times but when difficulties and challenges come, we begin running all over trying to help ourselves forgetting that God, our God, is God even during the hard times and is ready and willing to walk with us even through those dark times. When we know that He is God of the valleys also, we will be able to say like the Psalmist, “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…” Our God is God of the Mountains and of the Valleys also.

Let’s march on with boldness and faith. Let’s quit looking at the challenges and problems we face and lift up our eyes to the Lord our God who is able to deal with all that comes our way. I encourage you to place your trust in the Lord and not to listen to the Syrians, Jehovah is God in the good times and in the bad times. He is God during the day but He is also God during the night when all seems dark, gloomy and scary. In the current economic crises with the cost of living rising by the day, let’s remember that God is still God. When your salary can’t pay all the bills and obligations, God is still God. When relationship go through challenges and we wonder if anyone cares, God is still God. When challenges assail us from every side and we do not know how we will go through, God is still God.

For as the song goes in the chorus, “when things go wrong, He will make them right and the God of the good times is God in the bad times, the God of the day is still God in the night”. Trust Him, wait on Him, depend on Him and know that surely He will take care of you. For He is God almighty and never changes.

Here are the lyrics of the song, as for me, I am still humming:

“Life is easy when you’re up on the mountain
And you’ve got peace of mind like you’ve never known
But things change when you’re down in the valley
Don’t lose faith for you’re never alone!

You talk of faith when you’re up on the mountain
But talk comes so easy when life’s at its best
Now it’s down in the valley of trials and temptations
That’s where your faith is really put to the test.

For the God on the mountain
Is still God in the valley
When things go wrong He’ll make them right
And the God of the good times is God in the bad times
The God of the DAY is still God in the NIGHT.”

Blessings

On a different note, ICC Mombasa’s Campaign, “Operation 500” aimed at mobilizing prayer and resource support is on and you can always get in touch for more info about it. Just send a mail back and we will be glad to furnish you with more details. I invite you to join in the campaign.

Edward M. Munene
Pastor
International Christian Centre Mombasa
P.O.Box 40794, 80100 GPO
Mombasa, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-2077311, 254-721-717104, 254-734-511793
http://www.icc-mombasa.org

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