DAY 40: “ASKING FOR MOUNTAINS” (Joshua 14:12)- Faith Can Move Mountains
“ASKING FOR MOUNTAINS”
Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.”
"If you choose the easy way, asking for the peaceful valleys, you will never see God's power displayed to enable you to take a mountain. Seek out mountains, and you will witness God doing things through your life that can be explained only by His mighty presence."
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
"THE RACE" is the life and work that God gave Paul. And it's the same life we have chosen for ourselves just like Paul. We see the comparison of the spiritual life to an athletic contest (see also 1 Corinthians 9:24-27), and is also very common in the writings of the ascetic Fathers.