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Last week we learned that in order to walk over your sea of troubles you have to keep feeding your faith—no matter how small you think it might be. According to Jesus, if it is the size of a mustard seed it is more than enough. We feed our faith by trusting God and giving no place for confusion or chaos. We must keep our spiritual stability and stay the course.
Peter’s leap of faith was not in stepping out of the boat—no his leap of faith was trusting in the power of God before he took that step. Anything manmade fails. But that which proceeds out of the mouth of God never will. He was going to a place where no compass, instruction manual, or map had ever written. The only example before him was Jesus, the Word. There could have been no greater example.
Where Jesus walked—God reconfigured the elements, as perceived by man, to the boundless elements of His eternal majesty. Here you must step out of yourself to walk with God. You cannot allow the walls of flesh to hold you captive. In this place, it is vital that you uphold faithfulness to God despite your environmental factors. With the understanding; the greater your faith the more doubt is vanquished.
Peter desired more than just a casual religious relationship with Jesus. He wanted to be devoted to the will of God for purpose. While the others stayed in the boat. Peter ventured to ask Jesus if he could come out of that boat. How many of us would dare to ask Jesus if we could come out of our boat of false securities. To step towards Him into a multi-dimension of the miraculous while walking on the impossible? Many of us have not because we believe not. Since we would rather stay with the crowd than walk with the King. The place of blessing is usually the place of revelation.
To walk with the Anointed One your heart cannot be satisfied with the status quo. Nor tainted with selfishness or prideful ambition—these are not part of a child of God’s spiritual DNA. As we walk on situations that have the ability to make us sink in life; we need to have faith in the Word and a pure heart to maintain our buoyancy.
Remember. When walking on your seas of trouble never lose focus of the Word. Keep your eyes on what God is doing, and your mind on what He has already done. When you stand on the waves of life. Where feet may fail and feel you are about to sink. Just call upon His name. And He will lift you up, keeping your eyes above the waves. “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13)
You see, it is here in the deep recesses of your spirit you will hear the resounding voice of God. A voice beckoning you to come out of your comfort zone, to see His power in a different facet. And in the process meet the real you for the very first time!
From my book Faithwalkers: How to Survive in the Desert of Hopelessness.
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week…. Blessings and Peace!
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