In the last couple of years, I have been spending more and more time riding elevators. Usually, this happens in a hotel where I stay when I teach and minister.
Yesterday, I saw the image of an elevator in a video. In the video, a person extended their finger and pushed the button for the floor where their room was located. As I watched the video and saw the person rise to a new floor, I began to think about riding a spiritual elevator.
A high place described in Scripture can be a place where an encounter with God happens that releases revelation or gifting. Think of Moses ascending to the top of a mountain and being enveloped in a cloud of God’s glory to receive the word of the Lord or the first disciples waiting in the Upper Room and receiving the empowerment of the Spirit. You don’t get to these high places without choosing to ascend even though at the moment of making that decision we really don’t know what to expect. At some point, each of us has to make the deliberate choice to go higher or we will remain on the current floor of our spiritual life-experience and not believe for more of God or from life itself.
High places are experienced because a choice was made to leave something behind. Not everything will be able to fit in the elevator of decision with you. What is standing in your life-lobby expecting to rise with you? Some of your current relationships and past choices cannot ride higher into the next season because either their assignment has been completed or they might create jeopardy to your calling and legacy.
When the elevator door finally slides opens, step inside and press the button of belief and let the door close. Get ready. God wants to take you higher.