Thursday, September 29, 2011

Times on the Mount...

I have been a bit under the weather this past week with allergies. When I use Benadryl it takes me a day and a half to get over the affects of it in order to know if I feel any better, so haven't posted much and may not for a few days.
But as I was sitting here this morning reading "My Utmost For His Highest" and watching Fuzzy play with his cars and laundry baskets I thought I would share an entry from the classic version. There is always so much good to be found in this little book. Sometimes it can just be a reminder. I wrote a post on it when I first started blogging.
I am not a big fan of blogs with long pages of stuff to read, so I will apologize in advance.
 His new favorite pass time.

OCTOBER 1st Entry:
"We have all had times on the mount, when we have seen things from God's standpoint and have wanted to stay there; but God will never allow us to stay there. The test of our spiritual life is the power to descend; if we have power to rise only, something is wrong. It is a great thing to be on the mount with God, but a man only gets there in order that afterwards he may get down among the devil-possessed and lift them up. We are not built for the mountains and the dawns and aesthetic affinities, those are for moments of inspiration, that is all. We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle. Spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mount. We feel we could talk like angels and live like angels, if only we could stay on the mount. The times of exaltation are exceptional, they have their meaning in our life with God, but we must beware lest our spiritual selfishness want to make them the only time.
We are apt to think that everything that happens should be turned into useful teaching, it is to be turned into something better than useful teaching, vis., into character. The mount is not meant to teach us anything, it is meant to make us something. There is a great snare in asking-What is the use of it? In spiritual matters we can never calculate on that line. The moments on the mountain tops are rare moments, and they are meant for something in God's purpose."
Oswald Chambers

Hope you have a great day!!!


  1. He's Such a doll! And I agree with you...long rambling post put me to sleep...
    Happy weekend!

  2. great place for playtime :)))

    I have to say very long post are not for me, but I always like to read few lines, so I can comment or respond in some way:)

  3. Sweet photos. Thanks for sharing that wonderful quote.


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