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Dwell in Jesus

A mountaintop experience, spiritually speaking, draws us closer to Jesus, fills us with joy, and promotes a better perspective on the priorities of life.

I believe Peter, James, and John had the first “mountaintop experience.” They were with Jesus at His transfiguration. Their hearts leapt for joy as their minds tried to gather in the sights and sounds. Jesus shone bright white with the glory of heaven. Elijah and Moses joined Him in conversation. The Father spoke, “This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!” (Mark 9:7).

The disciples’ emotions ricocheted between feelings of terror and heavenly delight.

You may be able to imagine such thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you have been on a retreat where the Spirit moved you. Or maybe a conference that was a true spiritual marker in your life. Maybe you have gone away for a day of prayer and experienced the joy of Jesus that fills your heart and helps you see life from His perspective.

Perhaps you worshiped with us last Sunday. We had a glorious time of worship. Not transfiguration-worthy but a peak experience, nonetheless. The Sanctuary was packed and the singing was visceral. The children were cherubic and the gospel was clear through the power of God’s Word and the passion of our worship team.

How do you respond to a mountaintop experience?

You have several options this week. You can sit around until the feelings dissipate and the excitement dulls. You can simply forget about it and move on with life. Or you can respond with personal praise and seek Jesus’ leading in you.

The disciples became more greatly engaged with Jesus in serving Him according to the mission He gave them. Let’s choose to let the movement of the Spirit last Sunday move us to serve Jesus in His church and in this world as we grow in grace and announce the good news!

You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy.
Psalm 16:11

May you to stay close to Jesus and let Him fill your life with His joy, invigorating your heart, mind, and strength to love Him and respond in service.

Love and blessings,

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