Thought of the day (7)

Jan. 7

7. Thought of the day: Before Jesus walked on water, he sent his disciples ahead of him. He called them to go across the lake AGAINST the wind. To ignore their fisherman instincts and knowingly go into dangerous waters as Jesus called them to. This is Jesus's same call to us today. Being a Christian doesn't mean today is going to be easy. Being a Christian means we are called to knowingly step out into the world knowing we are going to have to fight against the wind and go through storms.

But, as Peter fails to do when God calls him to walk on the water to Him, we need to keep our eyes on Jesus. The Bible says that Peter's problems came when he looked away and saw the waves getting higher. Don't let this be you today. Fix your eyes upon Jesus. Trust Him. And knowingly push against the winds of our sinful world while trusting God.

My prayer for you today is that God may reveal where He is sending you today; what he is sending you to do in His magnificent name. I pray that you will go before Jesus and preach his love and mercy to everyone you encounter by your lifestyle. Finally, I pray that you may knowingly and willingly go through your day, today and in every day to come, with excitement that you will encounter trials and temptations, and you will be able to overcome them and shine through them with the power that you have in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:2

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Matthew 14:28-31

"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come," he said. "Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

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