I have been climbing now since June. The action of climbing a route requires strength, perseverance, critical thinking and trust in oneself; three of which I started this process with. Can you guess which one I didn’t have? It was probably the most foundational piece, you guessed it, strength. Now, I had your everyday kind of strength but not what it takes to haul yourself up a wall. So, I decided to make a goal for myself, I wanted to be able to do a pull up.  I get closer and closer to this goal every day and I see its effects on my climbing.

The process I have been going through with physical strength made me start to wonder about spiritual strength. Do I have it? If so where does it come from? Whose strength am I relying on? God has abundantly shown me this year, relying on my own strength is rather silly when I have the foundation of the universe, the creator of the world, my creator who loves me more than I can describe, to lean on.  He has also taught me that it’s okay to set spiritual goals, when it comes from a place of relationship rather than obligation.

These aren’t earth shattering realizations but they move me closer to Jesus. So my prayer and encouragement for you is that God, the foundation of the universe, the creator of the world, your creator, shows you new revelations in the everyday things you do. Look for God in the little things, He is there waiting to show you more about His incredible love and grace! Amen!

Haley Davisson
Haley Davisson is a native of Albuquerque New Mexico. She moved to Texas at 18 to attend Concordia University Texas and received her Bachelor’s Degree as a Director of Christian Education in April of 2017. She served at Redeeming Grace Lutheran Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church, working with high school and middle school students, while in college. Currently, she works with high school, middle school and elementary students at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

She is an avid rock climber, swing dancer, and adventurer! She loves spending time with family and friends; making memories, laughing and being an all around prankster! She loves to laugh and hates Texas weather (New Mexico is so much more consistent)