“The Glory of God is a human being who is fully alive.” --Saint Irenaeus, in the 2 nd Century
Eric Weihenmayer Blind Mountain Climber on Mt. Cook, New Zealand
I. God’s Goal for Us… The High Places Habakkuk 3:17-19 II Samuel 22:33-34 Psalm 18: 32-33 God gives us strength And security In the High Places
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." -- C.S. Lewis
II. The High Place is… Our Dwelling Place Isaiah 33:16 “Fortress” (Protection) “Bread” (Provision) “Water” (Refreshment) “Your Eyes Shall See” (A clear view of everything—especially “The King in His beauty”)
“The High Places…do not refer to Heavenly places after death, but…the glorious Experience of God’s children here and now— if they will follow the path He chooses for them.” --Hannah Hurnard Hinds Feet On High Places
III. Enemies Are Defeated… In The High Places Deuteronomy 33:29 Caleb—Joshua 14:6-12; 15:13-14 Spiritual Warfare—yes Personal Giants…example – FEAR
Too Old? At 82, Winston Churchill wrote A History of the English People. At 89, Arthur Rubenstein gave one of his greatest performances at Carnegie Hall. At 88, Helen Hooven Santmyer completed … the #1 New York Times bestseller And Ladies of the Club. It took 50 yrs. to write.
Seniors and Summits Mario Locatelli, age 71 years 7 months, climbed Mt. McKinley (20,320 ft.). Min Sherchan, age 76, climbed Mt. Everest (29,035 ft.). George Solt, age 82, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Bill Painter, age 83, climbed Mt. Rainier. Rev. William Butler, on his 85 th birthday, climbed Long’s Peak – Colorado.
“Abraham Maslow estimated that only one person in a hundred could be called self- actualizing or fully functioning. He felt that most of the others exist without really living. By common estimation most people realize only about 10 % of their life-potential.” --John Powell Fully Human Fully Alive
With Christ—We Can Conquer New Heights in 2012!