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mountaintop1I had a dream about Mountain Top Tennessee last night. It was strange, considering I haven’t thought about that in so many years. Mountain Top was a church camp I attended as a young pre-teen. It is a service oriented camp. It as a beautiful experience, helping those less fortunate do tasks that they could have never afforded to hire anyone to do but were of utmost importance to them and down-right necessary for their continued survival and comfort.

Isaiah 48:6-10 – “Remember this, keep it in mind,
take it to heart, you rebels.
9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
10 I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.’

mountaintop2There was a time in my life, not long after the Mountain Top experience, when I became increasingly rebellious. I would get caught up in revelry and forget altogether of the person I was supposed to be. I would laugh at things that were absolutely not funny at the expense of others. I looked down upon everyone when it was I that had been brought low. Silence is acceptance and I overlooked a LOT of crazy behaviors and even joined in more often than not just to fit in. The memories I have of the 23 years at the hands of the enemy are far more numerous that the ones of Mountain Top and the time when I was still innocent and care-free. But God does not want me reflecting on THOSE memories of the not so distant past. His desire is for me to remember the good. Maybe that is why I had the dream about life before the tragedy, before the world took my perspective, and before my rebellion.

mountaintop3You can read Isaiah 44-48 about Isaiah’s prophecies at www.biblegateway.com. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #Isaiah

To further your reading, consider this from:

Isaiah 48:17-18 – This is what the Lord says—
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you what is best for you,
who directs you in the way you should go.
18 If only you had paid attention to my commands,
your peace would have been like a river,
your well-being like the waves of the sea.

If only I had listened to the still, small voice. If only I had obeyed His commands. How differently would my life have turned out? Don’t get entangled in the times of long ago, unless it is useful for building up the Kingdom of God. Do not allow the enemy to have a foothold to keep you in bondage to your past. God directs our steps and once we come to repentance, then He will order our steps!!

Related Scriptures: 1 Samuel 15:23; Luke 23:14; Hebrews 3:15