Christian Fellowship Church Of Largo
Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.
MEETING the LORD! By Mary Mayko
Mountain climbing can be dangerous and lonely, Yet, at times the call from God is for “you”only, He bids you rise to meet Him and hear what He has to say. We want to hear Him, and seek Him and find a way!
This mountain meeting is so important in our life! For only the LORD helps us to overcome our strife! It is very scary at times, this meeting with my LORD When I bow in His Presence, I find His sweet accord!
On Calvary’s Mountain, the place of suffering and loss, He fully paid for my sins on that dreadful Cross! So when Christ calls me up for that mountain meet, Will I refuse or climb thru anything to sit at His feet?
I look forward to His Holy Mountain, in that far away Land Knowing He holds my life in His nail scarred Hand! I will faithfully fight the battles with His Holy boldness, Trusting in His strength and righteous and perfect wholeness!
**************************** “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” Phil 4:13 KJV
“And He said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness!” 2 Cor. 12: 9a KJV.
I TRUST THESE SCRIPTURES AND WRITINGS WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR HEART AND BUILD YOUR FAITH AS YOU READ THROUGH THEM! Our prayer for this website is that it continues to be a source of encouragement and blessings to all who have stopped by for a visit with us! Mary Mayko
By Mary Mayko
“And six days later Jesus took with Him, Peter and James and John his brother, and brought them up to a high mountain by themselves.” Matt.17:1 NASB. “And while He was yet speaking, Behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased, hear Him!” And when the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were much afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus Himself alone.” Matt.17:5-8 NASB.
Mountain meetings with God was, and is an amazing event! They do not happen often, and not everyone has had a mountain type meeting with the LORD that suddenly changes their lives! Any dramatic meeting with God is frightening and seeing the glory and hearing voice of God would often put a person face down on the ground or they fell backward down in His Presence! The Bible recorded some mountain meetings that utterly changed the person’s life! You cannot remain the same after you have truly been in the Presence of the LORD!
God called Abraham to take his son Isaac up the mountain to test his faith in God! I love the statement he made! “The lad and I will come back!” He had faith that God could raise the dead! High on a mountain Moses was 80 years old when he met God who commissioned him to lead His people out of Egypt! The emotions of man often creates inner turmoil, yet a sense of peace in the midst of the trial can bring amazing peace just by knowing God is in control and often does miracles!
Peter spoke right away on the mountain where Jesus was transfigured before their eyes! Like most of us who have tasted this glory of God, you would like to just camp out there! Peter had no concept of what God was doing while he was still on the mountain! God grants divine experiences so people will have the faith they will need for His divine direction that requires a total faith commitment and obedience, whether one understands or not! People that have had mountain top experiences have been known to go on and accomplish astounding things for the Kingdom of God! Church history is full of God’s heroes!
While most of us will not have these kinds of mountain top experiences, just to meet Christ and become a child of God changes our lives from ordinary to one of peace and joy as we trust Him to lead us and keep us daily! Often times we find it is just us and Jesus in a hard situation or conflict, yet as we trust Him and ask His help, we can have confidence He hears us and although we may not sense His Presence, we know He is there! He has promised to be with us always, and if we really believe that, our spirit and mind can rest in sweet peace!
It was not until after Christ rose from the grave and appeared to His followers to assure them He was truly alive, their lives began to change! They were able to live for Christ by true faith and to die in peace still living for Christ and obeying Him until the end! We sometimes speak of either having a dramatic meeting with our LORD or wanting one, but what would happen if that did occur? If we would be honest, all we really need are the blessings He has already provided, but we do not like the trials and temptations that often accompany them! Our beliefs and faith will always be tested! If you do have a “mountain top meeting with the LORD, do not allow pride to spoil this precious time you had, for the meeting does not elevate man, but God in our eyes!”
Remember, the mountain meetings with God recorded in His Word tells us very clearly that the people were busy doing whatever they were supposed to be doing when God spoke to them! Sometimes, even after people have a blessed meeting with the LORD, they soon “forget” their promises to God and how magnificent His power really is! When one takes their mind off the LORD, it is easy to become discouraged! Do not allow weariness to overtake you!
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the LORD!” 1 Cor.15:58 KJV.“And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not, as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Gal.6:9-10 KJV“