The “High” Way to Heaven-August’s WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour!

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so much for taking a break with me today! Can you believe it’s August already? Where in the world did July go? Well, even though the time’s flying by us, I love the beginning of the month because it’s our WOW (words of wisdom and weapons of warfare) time, the time when I get to share a scripture that has come to life, as they all do when we apply them to our lives and our circumstances. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So just a couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a close friend. She was sharing yet another tough circumstance they were going through and how frustrated she was at the reality of the consistent struggle that seems to be hovering over her. I really and truly empathized with her frustration and her pain. Just the day before, I had cried on my BFF’s shoulder, mirroring a similar complaint, questioning the truth that so much of life is becoming more and more of an uphill battle. So I was feeling my sister’s pain; trust me, and I said as much.

Right after I uttered what I thought she was feeling – “Why does life have to feel so uphill all the time? Can’t anything be easy? — an answer danced across my mind that I know had to be from Him – besides, I don’t think I talk to myself and then answer me, too! 🙂 This is what I heard, and thereafter shared with my sweet friend: “Would you rather be climbing upward, or falling/spiraling downward?”

Talk about changing perspective! That thought sent me on a word search and that is how we got our WOW for this month. First let me share the Words of Wisdom found in Philippians 3, verse 14: I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

There is so much in these few words but let me first give you some wonderful definitions I found in the Hebrew concordance for the word climb, symbolizing uphill or upward, which led to the word press, which led to our WOW! Hope I didn’t lose you on that one. Hang in there; you won’t be disappointed!

Climb means to ascend and suggests movement from a lower to a higher place. I don’t know about you, but that encourages me already and turns my whining into whimpers of joy! Another notation in the concordance says that the reference to climb doesn’t always relate to physically going up, but to a figurative or spiritual going up! Again, I am so encouraged. Oh, here’s an interesting one: “Even when ‘climb’ is used by itself, it can mean ‘to go to war! Holy moly, that gives some new light on my analogy of life seeming to be all uphill lately! The highway to heaven is going to have warfare!

Wow, let’s keep digging here. To “climb” or “go up” or “presscan also refer to an increasing in strength! Wow, could it be that the more we climb up toward the goal of heaven, the stronger we become?

Join me tomorrow for more on these words of wisdom and what I hope to be the conclusion to this month’s WOW!

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Pressing toward the goal,

Evinda

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One Response to “The “High” Way to Heaven-August’s WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Good WOW today in the blog. Never thought of the climb as strengthening exercise of the spiritual side of us. So the effort we put into the battle is a reward of endurance and power and we still win which inspires us to continue to climb. COOL 🙂