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Higher Ground

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The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? - Psalm 113:4-6


I have climbed tall mountains and the struggle of climbing is real. Standing on the top after all that effort is incredible and inspiring. My favorite part, though, is how I feel on the way down. The trail might still be rugged and treacherous, but it pales in comparison to the uphill climb. Going down the mountain I feel stronger and I have a different perspective after being to the top.

The same happens when we climb God’s mountain and gain a heavenly perspective on our lives. The questions that we bring with us seem trivial in the presence of God, and the enemies and problems that were so big in the valley seem incredibly small from the mountaintop. Being with God on the mountain gives us His perspective, and from there we can see our concerns in their proper proportions. Then we have the advantage of higher ground as we go back down the mountain and face our battles. We advance downhill on our enemies from the high ground. The strategic importance of fighting from high ground in battle cannot be understated…it is absolutely vital! Every battle that I have tried to fight in my own strength I have lost. But every battle that I have truly sought God and fought from higher ground I have achieved victory!

Daily Battle Order:


We’ve talked all week about climbing to higher ground. Now we do it. You are to schedule one hour this weekend to withdraw from everything except being with God. Put it on your calendar now. You have the time. Decide where you are going to go and what you are going to do. I would recommend you go somewhere inspiring, free from distractions. (If you're wondering, yes your phone is a distraction!) You can read, pray, worship, sing, write…anything that is going to put God front-and-center in your life for an hour. Spend time with God and enjoy the view from the top!

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