Are You In The Boat?

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Blessed Sunday Friends.

Today I wanted to chat with you about one of my most favorite scriptures. It’s Matthew 14:25-31. It reads. 

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Why do I love this passage so much? Because it’s SO us don’t you agree? Let us put ourselves in this boat with the disciples for a moment. They see Jesus walking on water.. Now if we are honest, how would we react? I know I would have probably passed out cold from fear! Next we see the Lord telling them not to be afraid and he bids Peter to come to Him. Peter filled with joy at seeing our Lord is all gung ho, jumps into the water and begins to “walk on the water” towards Jesus but then….boom! Doubt slams him upside the head and he begins to sink. 

Wouldn’t agree this how most of us are in our daily life? We know in our hearts what we truly believe but then the evil one puts the tiniest of doubt in our mind and there were are the next moment second guessing our beliefs and thoughts. But fear not, the Lord will always save you from drowning provided you turn to Him in all things. Good and bad.

Today, let us turn to the Lord. Allow Him to permeate every aspect of your life from the smallest mundane task to the biggest decisions you will ever have to make. He wants to be part of it all but we must ask. He will never force Himself upon us.. Turn yourself and your life over to Him today. Allow Him to have complete control and rest in the peace knowing that no matter what is causing you to drown, if you only reach your hand to the Lord he will reach back and pull you to safety.. 

God bless you today and always.. 

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