IMMEDIATELY…

Matthew 14:28-33  And Peter answered Him, “Lord if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”  He said, “Come.”  So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord save me.”  Jesus immediately reached out His hand and took hold of him.  “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”  And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.  And those in the boat worshiped Him saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”  (my emphasis).

Peter did something the other eleven did not do, he got out of the boat.  I wonder if you or I were there – would we have had the courage to ask Jesus the question Peter did and then do what Jesus said.  I like to hope I would but can’t really say for sure.

The problem for Peter began when he took his eyes off Jesus and focused on the wind and waves around him.  And if we would admit it – we sometimes do the exact same thing.

Yet, when Peter cried out to the Lord – IMMEDIATELY –  He reached out and took hold of Peter and kept Him from going under.  Thank you Jesus, that you still do that today for us.

Many times I have focused on the issues or problems I have encountered rather than the One who can help me get through.  I have tried to ‘fix’ things myself, figuring that if I could just control things a little they would straighten out.  But like Peter, I have then had to cry out to Jesus to save me.

Immediately, Jesus has been there to help.  It has not always been the way I expected or maybe even the way I wanted but He was there.  He has never let me go under.

If you have a relationship with Him – He won’t let you go under either!  He hears your cries – IMMEDIATELY and reaches out to catch you.  That’s a promise!

 

 

 

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Can You Hear?

As the moon rotates around the earth and the earth rotates around the sun there is an overwhelming sense of urgency to discover why we seem to be at odds with each other. There seems to be no moral compass for the majority of humans.  It is a ‘do what you feel like doing’ kind of attitude.

Can you not hear the music of the Creator calling us to His side?  Do you notice the underlying heartbeat that He sacrificed for so long ago?  There is a place in all humans that desires something bigger than itself.  That desire was put inside each of us by God to long for Him and His ways.

The dance is the dance of praise because God is worthy!  He is the Creator and above Him there is no other.  Find a quiet place – sit and listen – hear the music of Jesus calling you to Himself – to a relationship with Him.

It will be insane!

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The Sky is Falling?

Still pertains today as much as ever!

Only at His Feet!

chicken little2Have you ever heard the story of Chicken Little?  There are several versions  but the one I know goes something like this.  Chicken Little was walking along one day when an acorn fell on his head.  He just knew, with all his heart, that the sky was falling so he set out to tell the king.  Along the way, he met other animals and as he told them what happened they decided to join him on his quest.  They happen upon a fox who invites them into his lair for protection against the falling sky.  They all enter but then the fox proceeds to eat them all except for Chicken Little who was warned what the fox was doing and escaped.  The moral of the story…’Don’t believe everything you hear.”

I have heard a lot of people over the last few years complain about our President and Congress.  Sometimes about…

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