Wednesday, June 29, 2011

walking, sinking and crying out

Hello there Amigos! 
God has placed a word of encouragement in my heart to share with you. So... if you need some encouragement, this post is for the both of us! Matthew 14:24-33 is a portion of scripture that I have known yet never really took the time to focus in and allow God to speak to me through it. Faithful is God though, who always sees the need of our hearts and meets us there. Let's read: 

Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”
But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!”Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
“Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said.“Why did you doubt me?”When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed. 

Are you in trouble and far from a place of safety?
Are you caught fighting strong winds and heavy waves?
Are your troubles keeping you up? 
Are you restless, overwhelmed and exhausted?
Are you fearful?
Jesus has a word for you: 
Do NOT be afraid. Take courage I AM HERE! 

Are you doubting the presence of God?
Are you asking God to prove His power and might?
Are you praying to do BIG things?
Jesus has a word for you:

Were you once walking on water but now find yourself sinking?
Are your eyes fixed on your troubles and no longer fixed on Jesus?
Is Jesus the first person you go to with your problems?
Call out to Jesus and He will:
 Immediately reach out to You, grab You, and 
Bring you back to a place of safety

Like Peter, you too can walk on water in the midst of terrible storms. keep your eyes on Jesus! If your faith is small and you are sinking, Jesus can grab you, place you back on track and stop the strong wind and heavy waves. Call out to Jesus dear friend. And whether the storm has come to a complete stop, passed or still in your midst, worship Jesus for He is God! 

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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford // I like to say:  Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off of Jesus. -Raquel Rodriguez

1 comment:

Amber Noella said...

thank you for posting this! I reeeeeally needed it!

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