“The land you are entering to take up ownership isn’t like Egypt, the land you left, where you had to plant your own seed and water it yourselves as in a vegetable garden. But the land you are about to cross the river and take for your own is a land of mountains and valleys; it drinks water that rains from the sky. It’s a land that God, your God, personally tends—he’s the gardener—he alone keeps his eye on it all year long.” Deuteronomy 11:10-12 (MSG)


When the Israelites left Egypt, it was all they had known for hundreds of years. They had become accustomed to a life of slavery and harsh conditions. Their experience informed their expectations, but Moses had a different revelation for them. Their experience would not be the same once they crossed the Jordan River and entered the land that God was giving them. The land was fruitful without their effort. God was the one who was blessing and causing the produce from the land to flourish. This new land represented the essence of what they had been waiting to experience. They would no longer be subject to the unbearable conditions they experienced in Egypt. New land would require new faith and new expectations.

The future promise God has for you may not look like your past. It will require a different kind of trust and faith to believe God to provide for your needs. Yet, in the future promise, abundance awaits. When we start to tiptoe into that promise, it can be scary. Even when we know God has led us in a certain way, new experiences require new faith and expectations. Disappointment can stem from expecting the same results we have seen in the past. God is bringing you into a new promise where He is working in a new way. He is the gardener, cultivating the ground of your life. Step into the future with new faith and expectations that will make a way for you.

Scripture taken from THE MESSAGE. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002.  Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. 

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