The Journey to the Mountaintop - Putting in Work with God's Strength"

March 15, 2023
Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
In life, we all have mountains we want to climb. These mountains could be personal goals, career aspirations, or spiritual pursuits. Whatever the mountain may be, it's important to remember that the climb requires hard work and perseverance. The journey to the mountaintop takes work. It will require sacrifice, discipline, and dedication. Obstacles and challenges may arise, but don't be discouraged. You will reap the rewards of your efforts if you keep pushing forward.
In the Bible, we see examples of people who put in the work to reach the mountaintop. Moses spent 40 years leading the Israelites through the wilderness before they reached the Promised Land. David faced many trials and battles before he became king. And Jesus spent years preaching and healing before his message reached the masses. What can we learn from these examples? We can learn that the journey to the mountaintop is not a sprint but a marathon. It requires consistent effort and a willingness to keep going even when things get tough.
But remember that you don't have to climb the mountain alone. You can rely on God to guide you and give you strength along the way. Pray for wisdom, courage, and perseverance as you work towards your goals. As you put in the work to reach the mountaintop, remember that the journey is just as important as the destination. It's through the challenges and struggles that we grow and develop character. So, embrace the journey, and trust that He will walk with you.

I pray that God blesses you and gives you the strength and perseverance you need to reach your mountaintop. Amen.
Let Us Pray
Dear God,
Thank you for the reminder that the journey to the mountaintop requires hard work and perseverance. Help me to stay focused on my goals and to trust in your strength to guide me through any challenges that come my way. Give me the discipline and dedication to work to reach my mountaintop and help me rely on your wisdom and guidance. When I feel discouraged or overwhelmed, remind me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Thanks for being there with me every step of the way and helping me grow and develop as I journey toward my goals. May your grace and love sustain me and fill me with peace, joy, and hope.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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