It amazes me to see how God works.  Some of the most significant things He does are often done through people who have no idea what He is doing or what the affect of what they are going through is having outside of their circumstances.  When we are climbing up difficult mountains in our lives we know by faith in God's goodness and promises that there is a top of the mountain moment coming but all we can see and feel is the enormity of the mountain. The cliffs are steep, the places where we need to grasp feel almost out of reach and frighteningly small.  They were designed that way.  By faith we reach, we grasp, we pull up then we reach and grasp and pull up again.  We just keep climbing because we trust in what we cannot see.  God is good and He will reveal Himself.  Some mountains are bigger than others, some take longer to climb but for each of us on a mountain, all we can see is what is right around us at that moment.  One step ahead and one step behind and everything looks looming.  In our perspective, mountainside, nothing seems bigger than the mountain we cling face to face with, but that only considers what can be seen and as believers we live by faith and not by sight.  Faith is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPED FOR (God's promises) and the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN.  I love that word, EVIDENCE.  It's so final, so complete, so decisive.  Just keep climbing today.  Reach even when you feel you can't.  Grasp even if you fear your hand can't hold you.  His hand will hold you.  Know that God will not allow anything to overcome you that you and He together cannot handle.  THIS is what it means to be in a relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ.  God is doing and working out what we cannot yet see.  We need to move ahead as if we believe that because saying it is never enough.  Doing it shows faith, faith without works is dead.  TRUST Him.  King David, who was a man after God's own heart said in Psalms 37:25, "I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread."  This was revealed to him of God by faith throughout the active working of a relationship between God and David.  It is the evidence of the things He once did not see until God revealed it through David's faith in Him.  Let's have faith for today in Him.  Let's reach one more time, let's take one more step.  Let's hope for the mountaintop until we get there.  #until

My prayer for us today...
"Lord bless each one of my friends and family.  Bless them with faith for today.  Help us to reach further and hold tighter than ever before.  Help us to see past the mountain.  Help us to endure and reach the reward you have for us and for others through us.  Help us to learn the lesson that opens the door to the tomorrow you have planned.  Build our faith and our strength and I pray it all be done to bring You glory and honor and to further the Kingdom of God until You return."