Lift up Your Eyes and Set Your Gaze
We are in days at Momentum Church where we are being invited to the base of a mountain. A mountain we have seen in the distance for a long time. A mountain of whose outline and flora are growing much clearer as we approach. The mountain is that hill that demands your upward gaze. That hill spoken of in Psalms 121,
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.”
That place where God and man meets above the hopeless horizon of man’s helpless self. That place where man is beckoned to come higher to the one whose captured his gaze. The one who is high and lifted up and whose glory encompasses the mountain.
As we ascend the mountain of God we realize that we grasp the limbs and rocks of the ascent with unclean hands. The weight of our deceitful heart slows our approach, but He keeps calling. There is a drawing to him where our heart grows lighter with each step and our hands shed the desire to grasp lesser things. We lose the satisfaction of lower living and with delight we scale the peaks of God’s presence experiencing His purity and His power. We find ourselves living at the place of new heights. Our equilibrium off but we are steadied by nail scarred hands that have brought us to this place where He can give us a glimpse of Himself and His point of view.
Momentum Church, this is theseason God is drawing us into. A season where we climb. A season where we grow dissatisfied with anything less than hand in hand living with the God that chose you in the lower lands, but desires you to experience the highlands of His presence.
“The Lord God is my strength, and he has made my feet like hinds’ feet, and makes me walk on my high places.” Habakkuk 3:19.
We are at the base of the mountain basking in the light of God’s invitation to set one’s gaze upon Him and to journey forward as we rise to the place He has prepared for us. That place where He will meet with us and cause our hands, our hearts, and our gaze to never be satisfied with less than all that He is and all that He has.