Showing Off in the Heights


My husband loves heights. Mountain tops. Soaring overlooks. Lofty vistas. When we get to any place high, he grabs his camera and races to the edge.

Which gives me a heart attack every time.

If there’s a railing or rock wall, I have no problem. It adds a sense of security. I don’t worry about my husband (or anyone else near the edge) and I’ll confidently walk right up and look over.



Of course, I don’t want to miss the view, either. So, even without a barrier, I will eventually take a fews deep breaths, check my footing and get close enough to take a peek over the edge.

But it definitely takes my breath away.










The view is always worth it. Sweeping valleys. Deep ravines. Spectacular canyons. Something I don’t want to miss. Definitely worth the effort.

As I’m seeking the Lord, what if He wants to take me to new places, new heights, new vistas? Do I hesitate? Do I look to see if its safe? Do I pause to catch my breath or check my footing? Do I consider missing it?

Or do I trust Him and run to the edge to see what He wants to show me?


His word tells me He will make me surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights. (From Psalm 18:33, NLT)

He says when I trust in Him I will find new strength and will soar high on wings like eagles. (From Isaiah 40:31, NLT)




IMG_7267.jpgI want to see what He has to show me. Because His majestic name fills the earth! His glory is higher than the heavens. (Psalm 8:1, NLT) His unfailing love is as high as the heavens. His faithfulness reaches to the clouds. (Psalm 57:10, NLT) And when I worship at His throne, He is eternal, high, and glorious! (Jeremiah 17:12, NLT)






About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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