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This is the view from our mission home in Zamorano Valley. My second home. Boy how I miss this place.

It is not just the view that I miss. Serving with a team of Christian brothers and sisters is refreshment to my soul. Eating, sleeping, studying, sharing, and worshiping together. As a dear friend said, this is about as close to heaven as we are going to get on this earth. The last night, many of us went outside to our “place”. A porch/balcony on the second floor of the mission home. All voices singing and worshiping God. Yep, I could do that for eternity. 

I said in my last post that God shows me something every time I go to Honduras. This time He showed me that I definitely need to spend more time in His presence. As another friend shared in small group this week, we cannot stay on our spiritual “high”. We must come back down the mountain. This is how our relationship with God works while we are on earth.

Coming down the mountain is hard (literally and figuratively). If I want to shine, I have to be more intentional than ever about spending time with Jesus.

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. Afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he commanded them all that the LORD had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

Whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was shining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
  
(Exodus 34:29-35 ESV)

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
  
(2 Corinthians 3:17-18 ESV)

Here is the next section I am memorizing in Matthew 5:

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
  
(Matthew 5:13-16 ESV)

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