Reaching the High Places


Habakkuk 3:19

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

 One of my favorite books is “Hinds Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard.   The book relates the story of the Fearling family in allegorical style.  Much Afraid Fearling hears the voice of the Shepherd, and despite her great fears and a terrible limp that makes it painful for her to walk embarks on a spiritual journey with her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering.  It is through this journey that Much Afraid is transformed into Grace and Glory with now powerful legs that enable her to reach the high places.

As intentional disciples seeking holiness, we must always listen for the voice of the Shepherd and follow Him through the dark valleys and up to the high places.  The journey is not always easy, but it is necessary to grow us and transform us into His image.

Prayer:  Father God, I am so thankful to be able to come into your presence today.  Fill me to overflowing with your Spirit, that I might be empowered to reach the high places of your love, where fear and doubt cannot survive.  Amen

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