Poised and Ready to Leap
Photographer and angler, Angus James captured a photo of a frog inside the mouth of a fish he caught. Perhaps you saw it posted in July 2021 on WildAware’s social media sites. James said, “As l was pulling my lure from the fish to release back into the water, l noticed two little eyes looking back at me from inside the fish’s mouth. After capturing this picture, the little green tree frog leaped straight past my head onto the nearest tree.”
City gates will open for you; not one will stay closed. As I lead you, I will level mountains and break the iron bars on bronze gates of cities.
─ Isaiah 45:1-2 CEV
Instead of giving up all hope, the little beady-eyed frog took a literal leap of faith and bolted through an open door (or mouth) when the opportunity presented itself.
In our verse today, God is speaking to King Cyrus of the Persian Empire, whom He chose to use to open the door for the Jews to return to Jerusalem after 70 years of captivity. Later in the chapter God says, I have chosen you and you don’t even know me, but I’m going to open gates and level mountains.
Stay in position, ready to take a leap of faith when God opens that door!
God desires to make a way for you in this life to bring honor and glory to His name. Your Father goes before you; the Holy Spirit guides you and Jesus gives you access to the kingdom of God to experience an intentional life in Him.
As a child of God, you can expect city gates to open and mountains to be leveled on your behalf as you follow Him. Are you positioned to take a leap of faith when the opportunity presents itself? Whatever circumstance you are facing today, know God is making a way of escape for you!
Today’s One Thing
What have you been thinking about doing for some time and not yet pulled the trigger? Do you have peace in your heart to pursue it? Ask God to show you clearly the open door He has for you. And when it opens, be bold enough to cross the threshold and leap on out!