The Illinois monument at Vicksburg came to mind yesterday morning. There are forty-seven steps in the long stairway, one for each day of the Siege of Vicksburg.
How high and steep they were! I wanted to climb them but fear kept me on the ground. Instead I sent fearless Danny up. Quickly he loved it and the view from the top.
Oh beloved. There comes a time we must all face our own set of steps. We must make the climb and we don’t know how many steps there will be. Others can’t walk it for us.
But you beloved don’t walk it alone. You have enough inner strength today to do whatever is before you by virtue of the Holy Spirit. Within you is great faith and strong resolve. Whatever you are facing you will overcome. This present situation is already a victory for you. Just climb and rejoice all the way!
God loves you and He is for you. Remember that you do nothing in your own flesh but by the Spirit you will scale the heights and see the view from the top. Praise the Lord that you can live in the power of the resurrection life!
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.
Romans 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
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