The mountains were calling us. I do love the mountains, the snow, the beauty in it all. The vast views from the top of a mountain which overlook all of Eastern Oregon. Beautiful beyond words.
What I don't so much like, skiing down a hillside so fast I miss the views or find my view from the ground looking up! Yes, I'm THAT skier. I really do enjoy skiing, but fast downhill (after running a half marathon the day before...) not so much. I like to take in the views and to see the people. My husband, he likes speed and adventure! Which too has it's blessings I suppose, but I don't get it!
Yesterday as I was making my way down a rather steep slope I began talking to Jesus. Thanking Him for the day shared outdoors in the beautiful mountains with my husband. I thanked Him for making us healthy and giving us both a love for movement and activity. I thanked Him for keeping us (ok, mostly me!) safe and for being there each step of the way.
At one point there was a very low fog, which I really (really) do not like - not being a very confident skier I get a bit turned sideways with the fog, all the movement whizzing past me and the powered filled edges waiting to just suck me in & take me over! I was a bit (ok a lot) nervous at one point in the day and I remember just praying, get me down slow and get me down safe Lord. And do you know what He did....
Well, He did just that of course! But on the journey down He took opportunity to share with me.
Jesus reminded me, this slope for which I'm not confident on, which has a low fog cover making it hard to navigate, two weak knees (after my run, otherwise I'm good) making it a bit more difficult and an feeling of fear were not in my best interest. He reminded me life if much like this slope.
Sometimes the slopes are awfully steep! Sometimes the fog settles in making it hard to see. Sometimes I grow week and sometimes I grow weary. Jesus whispered to me, you trust me in this moment with all of that not in your favor, knowing I will show favor upon you. Remember this when you have day that seems down hill, when you can not see what is ahead and when you feel weak and weary, I am your God and I will shower you with favor. You need not know what lies up ahead. You need only know I AM YOUR GOD. awwww what a moment.
Throughout the day Jesus whispered this to me, sometimes I think he shouted a bit too - to get my attention and remind me, He knows what lies ahead, He has been before me and has come back to lead me through it. Awesomeness right there!!
We need only trust Him ~ He always has something better up ahead, even when we can not see it.
Blessings to you today friends!!