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The cloud smothered summit of Mount Everest is at 29,029 feet above sea level. Climbers, undaunted by the perils, have struggled through the cold and snow in their personal quest to stand on that highest peak in reverence to their accomplishment and the one who created such a magnificent challenge to the ingenuity of man.
God always challenges man to go higher. Abraham, Moses, and the Apostle John were challenged to climb the mountain. Did God say to Abraham, “shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do.” No. The spiritual challenge is always to “Come up higher.”
When we hear His voice we will always discover that His challenge is that we should “Go up higher.” In response to His challenge we will grow in grace and spiritual insight into the elevated growth of our personal character forged through our response to His request to enter into the heavenly places.
With practice, in response to His voice, we will find plateaus instead of pinnacles. Eventually we will be so intimate with God that there will be no question of who is making the call to “Come up here.”
We need to move higher and higher, closer and closer to the one who forms and reveals the miracles in our lives.
Moses spent forty days and forty nights on the mountain with God. They weren’t playing poker with the angels. It is hard to conceive; but think for a spell of spending eternity with He who is the master of miracles.
Are miracles a part of our life or are we just waiting for the end?

The author is a retired businessman whose Christian service included director of the singles ministry in a 5,500 member church, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and director of youth ministry. The author has also been a consultant to various Christian organizations including Christians For Urban Justice, Urban Home Ownership Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity. Civic activity included Director of the Edison Inventor’s Association. The author, now retired, was a principal and CEO of SAVE-ON-A/C, a wholesale distribution company, MARKETING CONCEPTS, a multi-faceted marketing company, and PINE ISLAND LUMBER, a full scale building material dealership. Professional licenses include Land Title Law, Business Insurance Law, Real Estate and Mortgage Law, and Security Law Enforcement.

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