God willing, my second book Abounding Faith: 30 Bible Heroes Who Will Inspire You to Believe God for the Impossible will be on sale on Amazon next Monday. Glory! As I gear up for the launch, I wanted to share some of the newest designs added to Abounding Faith’s online store.
I created these items to match the cover of Abounding Faith. These majestic mountains are none other than the Swiss Alps! I took this picture during my Epic European vacation last year!
There is something so special about mountains! I smile whenever I see them. I’ve seen quite a few mountains in my travels starting with the Catskill and Adirondack mountains in upstate New York. I’ve been to breathtaking Pikes Peak in Colorado. I’ve seen the incredible mountains in Alaska. I’ve walked on the amazing Andes mountains in Ecuador and the marvelous mountains in Israel!
As a city girl who grew up surrounded by New York’s skyscrapers, I take great delight in getting away outdoors among God’s creation.
Perhaps I’m fascinated with mountains because they remind me of the grandeur of God! They remind me how small I am in this vast world. They inspire me. They leave me awestruck.
While I’m enthralled by looking at mountains and absolutely love being on the mountain tops, it’s a whole other story when I face issues that feel like mountains in my life.
My first reaction is usually to be intimidated by the mountain/issue instead of facing it head on and charging up to the peak. Thankfully after prayer, the Lord usually gives me the strength to keep moving forward.
What about you? How do you handle the mountains in your life? It’s ok to be honest…
Do you ever speak to those mountains?
I’d like to remind you what Jesus said to His disciples. “Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.’” (Matthew 21:21-22)
What an amazing promise! That issue you are facing (perhaps doubt, depression or discouragement) has to bow down to the name of Jesus!
Since we’re on the topic of mountains, I’d like to share three more Bible verses that I hope will encourage you:
- “‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” (Isaiah 54:10)
- “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 125:1-2)
- “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)
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