I don’t know about you but I have had mountaintop experiences in my faith walk but I have spent a lot of time in the valley. Someone once told me that nothing can grow on mountaintops–I haven’t ever been on a physical mountaintop so I have not seen that. But things are lush in valleys and grow well. As I look back it has been in the valleys where I did grow because we tend, it seems, to cry out to God in those valleys and sometimes when we don’t even know what to pray we can just lay in that plush valley grass before God and soak in His loving peace.
In this time of my renewal I have been thinking about my salvation so much. That was a mountaintop experience for me. I truly believe salvation is a miracle. I was truly born again. In 2 Cor 5:17 it says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” I don’t know about you but when I read that I get happy as my friends in the African American church, (whom I love to worship with) would say. What’s there not to get happy about? I feel like dancing like David did just thinking about it. David’s old stuffy wife was embarrassed by David’s dancing for the Lord but did he care? Nope. He was not intimidated or inhibited.
Maybe we should think of the day of our salvation every morning when we arise and celebrate it the way we did the day it happened. His mercies are new every morning aren’t they? So as I go through the rest of my day when things of the world hit me and for a moment I start to give in I think I will choose to dance like David did. Care to join me?
Lord, I thank you for giving me another mountaintop experience by reminding me what my salvation truly is. Romans 1:16 says “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”