poised on the precipice

by Pastor Mark Jordan

And I command you today: Love God, your God. Walk in his ways. Keep his commandments, regulations, and rules so that you will live, really live, live exuberantly, blessed by God, your God, in the land you are about to enter and possess. (Deuteronomy 30:16, MSG)

I had a few people tell me the other day that they felt like they were poised on the precipice of a breakthrough in some aspect of their lives. It was one of those things that really drew my attention, because it moved beyond coincidence. God is always on the move, but those times when you sense it specifically, it is exciting to be sure.

In today’s verse, we read about some of the preparations Moses was giving to the Israelites before they moved to possess the Promised Land. The section we read today comes on the heels of the renewal of the covenant with God. Moses reminded them of God’s intervention on their behalf in the past, so they could live differently in the future. It is a good reference point for you and me today, too.

When things have been tough in the past, it is easy to fall into patterns of doubt. Hindsight — spiritual and otherwise — is 20/20, so you can look back and see God’s help even when you didn’t sense it in the moment. Maybe you need a little help to see it or understand it, but God is always on the move. Remember God’s provision in the past, and trust His promises for the future. This will help you live exuberantly, even when things might be tough in the moment.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for always being on the move in my life. Help me to remember your past provision, as well as your precipice promises, so I can live exuberantly regardless of what is going on around me I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.