After The Mountain


After The Mountain By Kirk Hunt


Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him. Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child.”

Luke 9:37-38 NKJV


They went up the mountain to hear God. There on the mountain they received revelation. As they came down the mountain, they considered what they could share. Still, a single day after the mountain, the Apostles were met, and stumped, by the needs of the people.


There is always that special time after your mountaintop experience. It seems the problems bred bigger and tougher while you sat at His feet. God’s revelation to you does not seem to have any relevance to what you are facing.


His timing is perfect. Too often, His rhythm seems out of step, and tempo, with events. Trust Him. Even when you are faced by throngs with extra difficult issues.


Your deep, powerful experience remains valid. The needs you must now meet, head on, are part of His plan and purpose for you. Stay the course. Be patient with His path for you.


The boy was healed. The people were ministered to. Just one day after the Apostles’ revelation at the mountain top.


His timing is sometimes a mystery. At first. Grip your revelation from Him with faith. Face forward and do the work. You will use your mountain top, in His rhythm and timing.


Think:            Your mountain top experience matters, no matter what you face now.


Pray:               “Lord, help me to be patient with the timing and rhythm of Your revelation.



Copyright © February 2015, Kirk Hunt

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Down The Mountain


Down The Mountain By Kirk Hunt


Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”

Matthew 17: 9 NKJV


Going up the mountain should be a prized opportunity. Seeing on the mountain should be a precious time of revelation and learning. Surprisingly, you should be cautious about what you say after you come down from your mountain top experience.


Jesus needed His inner circle, Peter, James and John, to see and understand more about Him. They were ready for the revelations at the mountain top. The rest of the Apostles, yet alone the main body of disciples, were not ready at that time.


The Transfiguration is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Yet, for a time, Jesus deliberately limited the audience to this glorious and powerful event. Trust His timing, no matter how much you want to share the extraordinary things you see at the mountain top.


Scriptural truth is never to be hidden. Still, Scripture speaks plainly to the idea that everyone is not ready for everything, all the time (Matthew 11:25, Luke 9:44-45, Colossians 1:25-27). All will be revealed to the saints of God. At the correct time, in the correct space.


What God reveals to you will be confirmed by Scripture. He reveals more of Himself to those who seek Him in Scripture and prayer. Trust Him when He limits the audience.


Think:            I should be circumspect in sharing from the mountain top.


Pray:               “Lord, help me to be wise with the knowledge You share with me.


Copyright © February 2015, Kirk Hunt

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God’s Vindication


God’s Vindication by Kirk Hunt


Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying,   “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”

Luke 1:24–25 NKJV


Elizabeth and Zacharias were devout, Godly people.  Still, tongues wagged.  They were judged and dismissed as unworthy.  To some folk, their saintly lives were ruined by an empty cradle.


Perhaps you know how they feel.  Maybe you did something unfortunate.  Perhaps it is something someone else did.  Either way, you live with the blame and shame.


Elizabeth’s miracle conception solved some issues, but brought on others.  God’s timing and grace are always good, but often disruptive.  Still, God’s vindication of their lives is astonishing and complete.


Your story is not over.  God’s vindication, proof of His love for you, is on its way.  All you have to do is live in faith now.


Elizabeth and Zacharias lived as if everything was okay.  Their lives preached faith in God.  They knew God loved and accepted them.  Eventually, everyone saw God’s love and acceptance for them also.


No matter what people say.  No matter what the mirror tells you.  God loves you.  God accepts you.


Choose to live your life in Christ.  God’s vindication will arrive.  He will provide glory and blessing that prove how much he accepts and loves you.


Think:            God’s vindication is perfect, no matter how disruptive.


Pray:              “Lord, help me to accept the proof of Your love for me.



Copyright © July 2013, Kirk Hunt

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In God’s Timing


In God’s Timing by Kirk Hunt


Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived

Luke 1:24a NKJV


Silenced by an angel, Zacharias went home to his wife, Elizabeth.  There, the prophesy he so cynically questioned came to pass.  The angst and disappointment of a lifetime was swept away by a new life from old parents.


Scripture states that both Elizabeth and Zacharias were “well advanced in years.”  “We are too old to conceive.  The time for cradles and midnight feedings are long past.”


God has a plan for your life.  He has charted it out carefully.  It is full of exact places, dates and times.


Of course, the path and timing of His plan may not make sense to you.  It may violate the sensibilities of everyone around you.  It may be inconvenient and disruptive when it comes to pass.


It is still God’s timing.  It remains His plan.  Obedience and grace are your best responses to God’s revelation for your life.


You are never too young to achieve big.  You are never too old to nurture new life.  The empty cradle of your life can and will be filled, with more than you ever thought.


Zacharias and Elizabeth built a nursery in their old age.  God kicked over the table of their life.  It may have been inconvenient and disruptive, but they sang God’s praises with sincere thanksgiving and true joy.


You thought your time was past.  The timing is when He says it is.  And His timing is perfect.


Think:            God’s timing is perfect, even when it disrupts my world.


Pray:              “Lord, help me to live and work in Your timing.”



Copyright © June 2013, Kirk Hunt

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In Whose Timing?


In Whose Timing? by Kirk Hunt


Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.  

John 13:36 KJV

To his credit, Peter meant his loyal words and actions.  He would follow Jesus, even at hazard to his life.  Peter did, by all traditions, follow Jesus to crucifixion.  Just not that night.


The problem lay not in Peter’s intention, but his timing.  His timing did not match Jesus’ timing.  Peter would understand his out of step condition, before the night was over.


Jesus knows your heart and intention.  Thankfully, He sees further, and better, than you.  Intention is not enough.  The timing must be the correct timing.


Peter made mistakes that night.  Jesus even had to fix (see John 18:10-11) some of them.  Operating in his own timing, Peter made things worse.


If you are anything like me, you think you know the right timing for your actions.  If you are anything like me, God has fixed some of your mistakes.  You meant well, but your timing was just a little off.


Jesus leads where we follow.  Through His power.  In His righteousness.  With His grace.


Base your actions on Bible study and prayer.  Be patient in His process.  Stay obedient.  Let Him lead you in His perfect timing.


Think: God’s timing for my life, unlike my own, is perfect.


Pray: “Lord, help me to operate in Your timing, not mine.”



Copyright © April 2012, Kirk Hunt