If we are to grow in our understanding and relationship in Jesus Christ, these four directions of our lives must have our serious attention:
Every valley must be exalted. Low and groveling thoughts of God must be given up; doubting and despairing must be removed; and self-seeking and carnal delights must be forsaken.
Every mountain and hill must be made low. Proud creature-sufficiency, and boastful self-righteousness, must be leveled so the King of kings can have full control of our lives. The lofty are an abomination unto Him.
The crooked shall be made straight. The wavering heart must make a resolute decision for God and holiness. Double-minded men are strangers to the God of truth.
Rough places shall be made smooth. Stumbling-blocks of sin must be removed, and thorns and briers of rebellion must be uprooted. God does not want to find miry ways and stony places in our lives.
Attending to these four areas will bring a new and more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ during this new year.
From: Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon