WALKING ON WATER
WALKING ON WATER, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 6/13/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“They saw the works of the Lord, his wonderful deeds in the deep.” (Psalm 107:24, NIV)
When You’re in Deep
The Scripture says, “They that go down to the sea and do business in deep waters. They will see the wonders of God” (Psalm 107). Friend, you and I were created to do business in deep waters. In other words, we’re not supposed to have little dreams or little plans. We are supposed to have big dreams. We are supposed to go out into the deep things God has for us.
But understand, when you’re out there in the deep waters, you can’t touch the bottom. You can’t see the shoreline, and at times, it can get a little rocky. You may not always see how things are going to work out. But the Scripture tells us that deep calls to deep. In other words, God is the One who has called you to the deep waters. He is with you, and He knows there are deep things inside you. Remember, in deep waters, you are not alone. God is with you, and He’s causing those deep things that are inside you to come forth.
If you feel like you are out in the deep today, if you feel overwhelmed, remember, you are in the right place and God is with you. You will see His wonderful deeds in the deep, and you will fulfill the plan He has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, I surrender every area of my life to You. I hunger for every single thing You have in store for me. I choose to trust You out in the deep waters knowing that You have good things in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Immediately, my thoughts went to Jesus and Peter and as the story was told:
Matthew 14:24-36 Amplified Bible (AMP)24 But the boat [by this time] was already a [a]long distance from land, tossed and battered by the waves; for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night (3:00-6:00 a.m.) Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I! Do not be afraid!”28 Peter replied to Him, “Lord, if it is [really] You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 He said, “Come!” So Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you [b]doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 Then those in the boat worshiped Him [with awe-inspired reverence], saying, “Truly You are the Son of God!”34 When they had crossed over [the sea], they went ashore at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word throughout all the surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick; 36 and they begged Him to let them merely touch the fringe of His robe; and all who touched it were perfectly restored.
So seems to me in 2,000 years we have really drifted a far piece from what is the “REAL FAITH.” that Christ Jesus and Paul write about in Matt:14:12 and Heb. 11 and in 2 Tim.3:5 as to what it is and is not. Ever gone to the beach and tried to walk on the water??? when no one was watching?? I have, LOL.. So how do we get from where we are to where we are suppose to be into doing what Jesus did? Matt.14:12: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Seems to me that we have tried to make ourselves look good outside without the battles of changing that are needed inside. That there is a certain amount of hypocrisy in the church today that is acceptable as our religious social comfort zone has adapted to this world. Seems we are going to need to trash just about everything that we have learned as traditional church if we want to secure the “Real Faith” that Jesus teaches about. And I am still in the boat with you and the rest of the disciples… actually Peter is the fist and only one who that I know of that got far enough into the Kingdom and Real Faith to walk on water besides Christ Jesus. So do we buckle down, clean house and seek the Holy Spirit on how to have this kind of “Real Faith” or do we simply modify our comfort zone so as to again and again shelve this challenge to live peacefully in our comfort zone? I had to get into the water to learn to swim. Perhaps we need to get deeper into the WORD OF GOD to grow in “Real Faith” with an expectancy to enjoy the supernatural of GOD’S LOVE?
Worth Considering, Be Blessed in your day, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org (Back issues of “Worth Considering” are available in our web files)
CIVIL WAR IN THE U.S.A.
NOTE: For ten years THERE HAVE been publishing warnings of civil conflict in the USA. A decade ago these warnings seemed very unlikely - even ridiculous. But today nobody is laughing. What is our focus? Are we already at "war" in some way? Why are Christians so totally distracted from their mission - fighting earthly battles instead of spreading the gospel? Why so obsessed with left-right tirades while the 'harvest' takes a back seat? There is nothing the devil would love more than to have the Christians caught up in politics, rather than the kingdom. A total distraction. - Andrew Strom.
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