“Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!
Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low.” Isaiah 40:3-4
MY PARENTS HAVE LIVED for many years in North Carolina. It is a constant source of consternation to my father how easily a red hillside of North Carolina clay is removed and used to fill in a gully so that level ground is created. In a few weeks’ time a hillside and a valley are transformed into a flat piece of ground and on it are a building with a grand opening sign and a parking lot full of new customers.
So, what mountains need to be leveled off in your life so that you can better see where God in leading you? What valleys, sink holes, or potholes in the road are keeping you down from getting to the Lord?
Identify these obstacles. Name them. Claim them! This will rob them of any power they have over you. Then ask the Lord to send the Holy Spirit into your life as a road construction crew to do whatever major earthmoving job that needs to be done on your faith highway—so that you can speed your way closer to the Lord.
Come into my life, O Holy Spirit, and take away any obstacle that keeps me from following Christ in my life. Amen.