Thursday, July 12, 2007


I have a dear friend who made a big decision to sell her house, buy an RV and travel the nation with her husband, a dog and a cat. They decided together that now was the time, and when her house sold so quickly, it was more confirmation to get going.

She is sorely missed at our Bible study group. My sister in law called her the other day. She made it safely to Tennessee and is settling in nicely. (The dog is happy; the cat is not.) She remarked to my sis in law that she was standing on a “mound”, away from the campsite. It was the only place she had good reception for her cell phone. She had to find a high point so her signal could clear the mountains and reach the closest tower.

There was another traveler who had to go up on a mountain to get a good reception: Moses. In Exodus 19, you find Moses climbing up Mt. Sinai to talk to God. Several times he climbs up high to make that connection with God. The 10 Commandments were given to Moses after one of those sessions with God.

In Matthew, Jesus climbed a mountain so He could speak to the crowds that gathered. It was like stepping onto a podium. He had to climb higher than the crowd so they could hear Him better.

How has your prayer time been? Have you been experiencing dropped calls or bad reception? Do you find yourself too busy to climb up a little higher than all the ruckus? I implore you to set aside at least 10 minutes today, get away from the chatter of this world and talk to God. God’s network is pretty amazing. He promises that if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. (James 4:8)

I bet if you take the time to make that connection daily, you will soon hear that still small voice whisper, “Can you hear Me now?”

Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalms 61:1-2