Wednesday, April 21, 2010

the invisible things

Matthew 14:22-32

verse 30

"but when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried to the Lord, save me!"

Peter saw the wind? What!?

The wind is a factor that makes the waves rough and choppy. Something invisible works against something that is visible and stirs it up. The forces against us may shake up waters in our life, and cause storms that will not relent. Though we cannot see these forces, we feel them internally and externally in our life. Of course we are human and will not succeed at everything, but imagine what it would look like if Peter never looked at the wind, he would eventually made it to Jesus, while walking in faith(walking on water cannot hold us up, sometimes we need to have faith that believes what we know will not hold us up naturally, will reach out for Christ and hold us up eternally.)

It is so easy to focus on the things that push on us, and complicated things, especially things that cause waves. The focus in this pursuit of walking in faith is walking through circumstances that war against us, and cause us to sink right into them, without giving into them. Knowing what God has promised, and believing that as long as we keep walking towards him when he calls, our doubts will turn into Great Faith.

Joshua never stood opposed to Jericho. God called him, and he walked around it once six days in a row, and on the seventh, he walked around it seven times and the city walls came crashing down.

Sometimes we might feel like what we are doing is pointless, or unfruitful. Or maybe we feel like where we are in our life isn't of God, even after God has lead us up to this point. Maybe we are tired of walking around this obstacle in our life, maybe we want to give up.

When does faith run out in your life?

I want to give up...

Trusting God seems harder now then ever before...

I am created for God, and by God. I will not sink. The invisible things will not cause me to make a decision based on doubts, or lack of faith. My focus is Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith.

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