Ain't No Mountain High Enough
God’s love: higher, deeper, wider, longer, everlasting.
What’s the highest mountain you’ve ever climbed? My dad is an avid hiker and has hiked up Mt. Whitney more times that I know. Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and I grew up not too far south of it so my dad had lots of opportunities to climb it. I’ve never been interested in hiking up but remember enjoying several picnics in the Whitney Portals area at its base
Even if the tallest one YOU climbed wasn’t the highest one in the area, it probably gave you a better view of the landscape below.
I was reading Paul’s words to the Ephesians this morning (Eph. 3:17-19) and contemplating Christ’s love - and wondering how do we “grasp how wide and long and high and deep” it is.
Recently, we were out for a family walk and reached a place where we could look out over a large portion of the valley below. We had the perspective to see everything in our view.
On a daily basis, however, we’re down in and among the houses, walking around on the ground, busy with our daily activities. Even if we looked UP to the hillside, we wouldn’t see it with the same perspective.
God, in His infinite love for us, always sees (and loves) with that higher perspective. He is outside of time and sees everything happening. When we pray and ask for this or that, God’s perspective is not down among the houses with us, it is from above and from both now and the future. His great love for us - beyond the heights we could imagine - allows him to see beyond our request and into the reasons for the request itself and on into the results of granting the request, or not.
His love has no boundaries, no limitations, and he wants the very best for us.
I heard a great story the other day about a dad who asked his son what he wanted for Christmas. The son replied, whatever you want to give me. The dad pushed further and asked again. The son again said, whatever you think is best. Then the dad said that it would please him the most to give the son exactly what he wanted. The son finally said that he would love a bright shiny red wagon. The dad immediately smiled and began planning how he was going to get a wagon for his son.
The teller of the story pointed out that many times that is how we approach God - we want to be honoring and get whatever he gives but it PLEASES God when we ask for what we want.
We ask, not demand, and we ask without expectation. If God knows that what we ask for isn’t good for us - we trust him to bless us with what we need.
When it comes to your business, first, ask God to partner with you in your business. It all belongs to him anyway (Psalm 24:1). Ask him for specifically what you want in, and for, your business. Then trust him to give you what is best for you.
Secondly, keep in mind the perspective that you have today compared to where your dream clients are at. You have a perspective that your clients don’t have. You may just be a couple of steps ahead of your clients...walking up the path and around the corner. BUT, if you’ve already been around the corner, sometimes that perspective is the exact one your clients need.
Lastly, remember that it is a journey. Some days feel like the hike is longer and harder than other days. I know my dad said that the climb depended on many factors - not just his own strength and stamina but also his hiking companions, the weather outside, and even how well-fueled he was when he started hiking.
And, if you haven’t heard it recently, you may want to go listen to Diana Ross’s version of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_pmKPWLBrE
And I love the worship song “Reckless Love” where we sing about the fact that there’s no mountain that God won’t climb up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc6SSHuZvQE