“The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.” Psalm 97:5.
This piece of jewelry “The Mountains Melt like Wax” represents the victory that occurs when I choose to go through the mountains in my life “With” Jesus. In my life, there have been many a mountain. Some have stopped me in my tracks. Some I have climbed with great striving. And others, I have traversed around and around. The mountains in our lives can take the form of trials, adverse circumstances, or even difficult relationships. They also might look like sickness, injury, loss, or disappointment. There are as many ways to deal with the mountains in our lives as there are mountains.
There is being stopped in my tracks…which usually leads to turning back. Not advancing and giving up.
There is going up and over with much climbing and striving. Don’t try this on your own. There is a reason why wise seasoned mountain climbers have a buddy.
There is going around it. This is a LONG process and is usually repeated frequently because we need to face the obstacles over and over in order to learn the lessons intended for the journey. We often hear people refer to unlearned lessons as: “I guess I am going around that mountain again.”
…and then there is going through it.
Now this way is foreign to our natural mind and existence.
This way is marked by walking by Faith and not by sight.
This way has pauses and standing still.
This way can only be done “With” God.
In this way “with” God the mountains melt like wax.
In all the other ways God is with us. He is Immanuel after all. We often have victory and peace on the other side of the mountain. Hindsight is 20/20. But when we choose to go through the mountain “With God, we enter into God’s presence with thanksgiving in our hearts. We take our eyes off of the mountain and keep them on The Lord. We are no longer focused on the circumstances nor on trying to escape the trial. We remain teachable as the Holy Spirit rules and reigns over our emotions and brings forth the Fruit of the Spirit including self-control over fleshly desires. My all-time favorite example of going through a mountain “With” God is in Daniel 3:16-28. You should read the whole account of this glorious miracle. But here are verses 24-28. “Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he said to his high officials, “Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?” They replied to the king, “Certainly, O king.” He said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the furnace of blazing fire; he responded and said, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, come out, you servants of the Most High God, and come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the midst of the fire. The satraps, the prefects, the governors and the king’s high officials gathered around and saw in regard to these men that the fire had no effect on the bodies of these men nor was the hair of their head singed, nor were their trousers damaged, nor had the smell of fire even come upon them. Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.” Not only did God preserve the lives of “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, but they were calmly walking around in the midst of the fiery furnace “With” Jesus.
They were With Jesus
Their lives were preserved.
They had perfect Peace.
There was no effect on them, they didn’t even smell like smoke.
And King Nebuchadnezzar saw the Most High God and Blessed Him.
I don’t know about you, but I want this. I have experienced this and want to experience doing all things “With” God more. I long to go through the mountains in my life as God melts them like wax. This piece of jewelry is a memoir in metal for me. A place of remembrance (a milestone) of a time when God melted my mountain as wax. It reminds me to be thankful and that I can trust Him with all of my mountains. I know that my God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore, I will trust Him to do it again and so can you. Bobbie