"Jesus answered, 'It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" NIV
"But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." KJV
When we are on the spiritual mountain top, we bask in the fullness of God with all of our senses. We feast on great spiritual insights and wisdom. Our faith is fed and strengthened beyond measure. After such experiences, we walk into the spiritually dry valley where God seems to have gone far away and we are left to face the tribulations of the valley. It is then we yearn for the mountain top experience. It is in the valley that we feed from the heavenly food we received on the mountaintop. We received it there to give us spiritual strength to live it out here. Just like Jesus did during His forty day wilderness experience.
Heavenly Father, how thankful we are for those times that you allow us to experience Your majesty on the mountaintop. Forgive us, Lord, for our failure to use those experiences as food and strength to keep us strong and victorious in the valley experiences. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC