Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mountain-Top Moments

Today in my Sunday school class we were talking about things we can do to build ourselves up spiritually.  One of my classmates brought up the idea of mountain-top moments...those spiritual high points.  Over the past several years I have had mountain-top moments, times when I really feel the Holy Spirit.  When I feel goose bumps and just surrender to God.  Just last month I had 2!  First, my family went with our church youth group to the Ichthus Music festival in Wilmore, KY.  We spent 3 days listening to Christian music.  Talk about a spiritual high!  Imagine thousands of people rocking out to Skillet and the next evening celebrating the Lord's supper and worshipping with Chris Tomlin.

 Then, several weeks ago, I was able to chaperone our youth group trip to MFuge in Charleston, SC.  We spent a week in Bible study, serving the communities of North Charleston, and worshipping God!

Well, now I am back home, back to normal and I miss those mountain-top moments.  I have been talking to God about this a lot.  How can I bring these mountain-top moments back to my church?  I fear that there are many people in my church that have never had a mountain-top moment and they don't know what they are missing.  I want us to worship with enthusiasm, with joy!  I want a mountain-top moment every Sunday...everyday!

Tomorrow, we are starting our vacation Bible school.  I pray that we ignite a fire in our church!  I pray that I make God my focus, that I work everyday to have a mountain-top moment.

1 comment:

  1. Amen girl! When I went to Centrifuge every year, that was my mountain-top moment. I lived for that week every year. Then once I got older I realized that I should be striving for those moments everyday. And that a mountain-top moment doesn't always have to be defined as a time when I am experiencing this amazing "spiritual high" experience. My mountain-top moments are in the times where I stand firm against the enemy-his many lies that he tries to plant in my mind and heart and the many times he tries to pull me away from Jesus. And the times I die to my flesh and chose Jesus over the world. And in every picture from Cambodia, and in the smile of my amazing husband, the love from all of the wonderful people God has blessed me with in my life. The children I work with at church who pray to Jesus and understand how much He loves them. In times of brokenness when I know I can go to Jesus and receive His grace, love and healing. Those are my mountain-top moments!

    Thanks for sharing Carrie, I have the same heart for those people and I am praying the Holy Spirit's presence is thick at VBS this week!