Monday, April 9, 2012

The Top of the Mountain

Typically being on top of the mountain is a good thing.  It speaks to good feelings, success, accomplishment, and a place of arrival.  Yet for Moses, the top of the mountain was a picture of what could've been.

Deuteronomy 34:1 Then Moses went up to Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab and climbed Pisgah Peak, which is across from Jericho. And the LORD showed him the whole land, ...4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have now allowed you to see it with your own eyes, but you will not enter the land.”  5 So Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab, just as the LORD had said.
This was a picture of what could've been for Moses.  Because of his lack of faith (you have to read Numbers 13-14) in believing what God said he would do, Moses missed out on the promise of God. In taking Moses to the mountain top God showed his faithfulness.  God showed Moses what the next generation would experience and have but that he would miss out on because he didn't trust God.

I wonder how often we miss out on what God has for us because we don't trust him enough.  That's one mountain top experience I don't want to have.

How often do we stop short, turn back, or quit?  What is true is that when God makes a promise, he keeps it.  He keeps it in his way and in his time but he keeps it.  May we have the faith to hold on and carry through.


What's one promise God has given you (which aligns with God's nature and God's word) that you're struggling to believe?

Who is someone you can share that with and find the support you need to keep moving forward?

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