In December, 1874, a snowstorm hit the western United States. John Muire, a founder of the Sierra Club, left his friend’s cabin in the Sierra Nevadas to climb a 100-foot tree from which he would experience the full force of the storm.
Muir made a habit of doing things that took him to the edge of nature.
The Bible tells us about another man who was into climbing trees, but for a better reason.
“Zacchaeus ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus” (Luke 19:1).
If you want a fresh encounter with God, you will need to get out of your comfort zone. If you want lasting recovery, you will need to start climbing trees.
Recovery Step: Go to a new meeting. Do a therapeutic disclosure. Become totally honest. Climb a tree.