"We have all experienced times of exaltation on the mountain, when we have seen things from God’s perspective and have wanted to stay there. But God will never allow us to stay there. The true test of our spiritual life is in exhibiting the power to descend from the mountain. If we only have the power to go up, something is wrong.
It is a wonderful thing to be on the mountain with God, but a person only gets there so that he may later go down and lift up those in the valley.
We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life— those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life, and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength."
Yet our spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mountain. We feel that we could talk and live like perfect angels, if we could only stay on the mountaintop. Those times of exaltation are exceptional and they have their meaning in our life with God, but we must beware to prevent our spiritual selfishness from wanting to make them the only time.
- Oswald Chambers
You call me out upon the waters,
The great unknown where feet may fail.
And there I find You in the mystery.
In oceans deep, my faith will stand
Your grace abounds in deepest waters.
Your sovereign hand will be my guide.
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now.
And keep my eyes above the waves.
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.
Let me walk upon the waters, wherever You would call me.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander,
And my faith will be made stronger,
In the presence of my Saviour.
- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong United