Walk on the Water

Matthew 14:29-33

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 caught him, saying to him, “O man 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.”

As I awoke yesterday and began my day, I found I was anxious about many things. I looked into how to continue insurance for dental and vision, and did not get an answer. Then, I called and left a message at a school to get my child registered and did not get a response. And finally, I tried to work with my child to help him with his words to begin school and he refused. I broke down in tears – even simple human requests were not being answered. After I shared an extra story on my blog about Peter walking on the water, faltering in fear, and then Jesus catching him saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt!?”, a dear friend wrote me the simple words, “You good girlfriend?”. I shared with her that I really wasn’t okay and that I was feeling as if Satan was trying to keep me from the faith I needed, and that my own heart was keeping me from keeping the faith. Here was my friend’s response: “Hang in there. So what if God wants you to take a break from teaching. That will be God’s decision, not the devil’s. Satan wants you to believe that if you don’t get called for a position it’s because you’re not living right. When we know, as children of God, that it only means that God has something else in mind for us. Don’t look at not working at the school as a defeat; look at it as an opportunity to walk in a different path with God. Baby, your walk with God is way too tight to give in to the devil. All Peter needed was for Jesus to reach out and touch him. Then he was back on track. Be Still and feel His Touch! Now pick your chin up and get to “Walking on that Water”.
Today, there is still fear in my heart as the bills will continue coming in whether I get a position or not. But, as I have said with my mouth, written with words, and have tried to feel in my heart, God has this. I shared my friend’s words with my husband last night and when he finished reading the words he screamed out, “Preach It, Girl!”, then said to me, “That is a true woman of faith – she loves you.” So, today, my friend’s words will be my words to live by. I will continue “Walking on that Water”. I will “try” to pick my chin up knowing and expecting God to do great things with my life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for sending friends in our time of need to share Your words with us. You know our needs and when we need assurance to “keep our chin up” when we do not feel those needs being answered in our time. Help us, Lord, to keep the faith knowing You will bring the answers to our prayers in Your time. Amen., save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man 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.”

Thought for the Day:  walk on the water to Jesus

As I awoke yesterday and began my day, I found I was anxious about many things. I looked into how to continue insurance for dental and vision, and did not get an answer. Then, I called and left a message at a school to get my child registered and did not get a response. And finally, I tried to work with my child to help him with his words to begin school and he refused. I broke down in tears – even simple human requests were not being answered. After I shared an extra story on my blog about Peter walking on the water, faltering in fear, and then Jesus catching him saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt!?”, a dear friend wrote me the simple words, “You good girlfriend?”. I shared with her that I really wasn’t okay and that I was feeling as if Satan was trying to keep me from the faith I needed, and that my own heart was keeping me from keeping the faith. Here was my friend’s response: “Hang in there. So what if God wants you to take a break from teaching. That will be God’s decision, not the devil’s. Satan wants you to believe that if you don’t get called for a position it’s because you’re not living right. When we know, as children of God, that it only means that God has something else in mind for us. Don’t look at not working at the school as a defeat; look at it as an opportunity to walk in a different path with God. Baby, your walk with God is way too tight to give in to the devil. All Peter needed was for Jesus to reach out and touch him. Then he was back on track. Be Still and feel His Touch! Now pick your chin up and get to “Walking on that Water”.
Today, there is still fear in my heart as the bills will continue coming in whether I get a position or not. But, as I have said with my mouth, written with words, and have tried to feel in my heart, God has this. I shared my friend’s words with my husband last night and when he finished reading the words he screamed out, “Preach It, Girl!”, then said to me, “That is a true woman of faith – she loves you.” So, today, my friend’s words will be my words to live by. I will continue “Walking on that Water”. I will “try” to pick my chin up knowing and expecting God to do great things with my life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for sending friends in our time of need to share Your words with us. You know our needs and when we need assurance to “keep our chin up” when we do not feel those needs being answered in our time. Help us, Lord, to keep the faith knowing You will bring the answers to our prayers in Your time. Amen.

Prayer Focus: Those Needing Assurance

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