8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
10Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only."
11Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Today when I was at the summit of Pikes Peak the lady who sat next to me in the train, was taking pictures next to me on one of the ramps. It was just the two of us on that spot, I asked her to take my picture actually. I forgot my headphones at the hotel and the moment and place was perfect to hear the song How great Thou Art, so I took my I-phone and just played it. The wind calmed down so we could hear the music louder, I thought she would walk away but she did not. She sighted and leaned over the bar and we contemplated the beauty around us. She did not say a word, neither did I. It was as if we both just had to Be Still and Know we were in the presence of the Lord. It was the most beautiful moment of the day. I closed my eyes and told God how much I love him and gave thanks for the beautiful trip he allowed me to have today. When I opened my eyes I could see the bigger picture before me, I cried and walked back toward the train.
By the way I had no reservations for the train trip, I had to drive an hour and a half to Colorado Springs, I have never been there of course and the train was supposed to depart at 9:30 a.m. At 7 a.m. is rush hour, but today Friday, there was no traffic, when I got to the railway station they put me on standby, and guess what the last seat was assigned to me; today they had the best temperature of the entire year up there almost no wind, visibility was also the best, Bold Eagles are rarely seen, today we saw it twice! I have no doubt that God was up there and I felt his tender whisper and his softly hand, showing me the way, guiding my steps and healing my heart.
Hardships can make us feel weak and meek and sad, but do not allow those feelings to turn you blind of the good things God pours in our lives. We are humans and just as we cannot change the snow from being cold and the fire of being hot, we cannot control feeling sad or restoring a grieving heart; but we have the hope that we have our heavenly father that will comfort us and he will restore us, he will lift us up again and make us fly like eagles, I saw that eagle fly by today and I though I will fly like that, I know God will restore my wings. When I saw it the second time, I knew in my heart I will grow strong again.
Engrave the Word in the tablets of your heart and remind yourself of it so you do not forget that the Lord is the owner of all the beautiful things and owner of all riches and everything else that is on this earth, he alone is the one who gives and takes away, He is the one who truly loves you!Do not be tempted to quit, do not be tempted to leave your brothers and sisters in Christ in the cold, pray for them, seek them, visit them, allow God to guide you and obey. Rebuke the evil one with authority and with self confidence because Christ is with you, he will never leave you or forsake you. If you allow Him, he will use you to make a difference in the life of some one near your. Once we begin with his ministry, big or small, we are never done with ministry. Focus on the family reminded me that today. Dr. James Dobson quit his job and began a small ministry focused on the family in a small office but God blessed him and doubled the size of the ministry and moved to another facility they were four hundred and something and today they are more than thirteen hundred employees. Their facilities are huge. Dr. James Dobson just followed the guidance God gave him. I wonder what God has in store for us??