I am taking you to higher ground. At times, the path will feel steep
or uneven. The pace will feel too fast. Trust me; I know your
capacity as your climb with me.
Don’t focus on the rocks or the narrowness of the path. The enemy
would seek to lead you “up the garden path”, but it is not a garden
of my choosing, it is a path of deception. Be alert to his seductive
lies that lead you to focus on yourself, on your inadequacies and the
difficulties. Be alert to the lies that would lead you to give up or
Follow me and look to where we are going. I am leading you up this
mountain. I am leading you to where the air is pure, the vision clear,
and the perspective is different.
As you climb, notice the shift. Allow me to lighten the load as you
renew your strength in me and as I train you to see differently and
think in new ways.
Take some time to allow Holy Spirit’s piercing light to reveal
anywhere where the enemy has access to impact your life through
accusation, lies you believe, or unhelpful influences or behaviours.
1 Peter 5:8 (MSG)
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The devil is poised to pounce and
would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard
Psalm 24:3-4 (ESV)
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in this
holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift
up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.