Jeff, from Reasons to Believe, was pointing out how God created two large oxygen increases on earth to make it abundant enough for complex life. He points out that when God worked through the tectonic shifts that resulted in the formation of the first tall mountains, He also released a supply of molybdenum into the oceans which He used to spur forth more biological activity, more complexity of life there. This is awesome in itself as a fact, but what struck me was a spiritual parallel.
As God moves and acts in our circumstances in the visible world- it is like the lifting up of tall mountains- whether that be a dilemma, a challenge or a problem to solve in life through faith and trust and effort. He is not only working in the elevating or arranging things in the visible realm that we can see, but He is also working in human hearts- like the working of releasing another element (molybdenum in this case) in the hidden realm of the heart. This encourages me to realize that God's power is indeed great in that He is releasing courage or hope or motivation within our hearts to overcome that challenge (mountains raised up around us). The other aspect of this spiritual teaching parallel is that the element God released into the ocean depths- or into our deceitful and wandering hearts is an element which is specifically used to bring forth more complex activity within- so this seems to be teaching us to believe that God is giving us more of the spiritual ingredients that spur us on to deeper faith, greater trust and other spiritual growth and formation toward Christlike maturity. One last encouraging idea is coming to my mind, that God said that the waves of the see are proud and this reminds me of the pride in our human hearts- and the hope and joy that God knows how to release elements of spiritual power into our hearts in spite of its pride as well.
Hallelujah! May the Lord also build your inventory of His love, power and goodness. Amen.