There is an old hymn titled "Higher Ground". Some of the words are;
I'm pressing on the upward way. New heights I'm gaining everyday:
Still praying as I onward bound. "Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."
My heart has no desire to stay where doubts arise and fears dismay.
Tho' some may dwell where these abound, My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.
This hymn has been bothering Papa's heart lately. As I interact with my Savior am I seeking higher ground? When I interact with my best friend mama do I seek "higher ground" or am I making sure that I am in control and will not give? Jesus, please help papa to seek "higher ground"!
I watch as fellow Christians are exchanging harsh words, saying hurting words and wonder if I am guilty of the same? I know I have been there - guilty. Lord, help me to trust your leading in my life and "plant my feet on higher ground"