Well, it's back to the routine, another week of classes and comings and goings. I read this today in My Utmost for His Highest, and thought it would be a fitting post to follow the pictures below.

We have all experienced times of exaltation on the mountain, when we have seen things from God’s perspective and have wanted to stay there. But God will never allow us to stay there. The true test of our spiritual life is in exhibiting the power to descend from the mountain. If we only have the power to go up, something is wrong. It is a wonderful thing to be on the mountain with God, but a person only gets there so that he may later go down and lift up the demon-possessed people in the valley (see Mark 9:14-18 ). We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life— those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life, and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength.


  1. I read My Utmost for His Highest all through high school and I have just started getting back into it. Such a challenging devotional book. It never ceases to amaze me how God has used it to stretch and convict me.


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