Wow! It's been awhile. I helped lead a spiritual retreat for several ladies for the past week. What a great time we had. God is good.
It's good to get away every so often among believers and not be distracted by the world (even the blogosphere). Even though I missed reading some blogs I normally read and learn from, God used these days to refocus my attention on Him. I pray that He did so for the ladies as well. One of my encouragements as we were winding down was, "Continue to allow God to use these few days throughout the rest of your life."
Mountaintop experiences are huge blessings. But God expects us to eventually leave the mountaintop and live among those on the plains and even in the valleys. There are many things in life that crave our attention - some of them good, many of them bad. And diversions are something Satan continues to throw in our path. Our task is to recognize them quickly and overcome them through the power of Christ.
God moved in great ways on the mountain. But I also know He walks with me through the valley (Ps 23) and even on the dusty plains of southeast New Mexico.
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