Faith in God

My family and I have been busy putting our home on the market. The purpose is to complete a goal of being completely debt free. More importantly, following a lead of the Holy Spirit to prepare for His return. No, don't know the exact time and not living or responding out of an unjust fear (flesh/emotion) but righteous fear (obedience, reverence) of God's instruction.

How can I be a "Kingdom Responder" if I am caught up in chaos and become a victim?  I must be available when dispatched to provide rescue.

Part of this plan, as mentioned, is to downsize in cost, not necessarily size. God is asking us to step outside the common sense realm into His supernatural realm. Follow Peter's example.

Isaiah 61:7, (NASB) " Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore, they will possess a double portion in their land, Everlasting joy will be theirs."

Here is what I received:

Have you ever sensed God calling you out of your boat and without hesitation, you step out? You did not consult with others on the boat nor did you lean on your common sense.

What possessed Peter to step out of the boat? I can hear the other men...."Are you crazy?" or "What in the world are you doing?"  I sense Peter's thoughts, thinking to himself..." LORD...I am coming...I will obey...please do not let me go."

Peter did what Christ warned him not to do...he looked at the water. Because of that, he began to sink into doubt or that position of "second guessing" by leaning on his own understanding  of the limits on man through the physical laws of this world. When he was leaning on God's understanding, Peter was able to see beyond the worlds (man's) limitations and acted on God's power of which transcends the physical laws of this world. His power is not limited or confined to mortal limits. His are eternal. Once we are transformed into the fulfillment of Christ, and practice the faith required to release His power, these truths are revealed.

Do you think that the men back on the boat gained a greater faith after watching Peter demonstrate his? After all, they witnessed the release of God's power in Christ through the faith demonstrated by Peter.

We must understand, being fulfilled in Christ leads us to new challenges. New challenges that provide opportunity to lead those witnessing your practice to a deeper understanding and knowledge of Christ...and knowledge of who they each are responsible to be. Will you follow? Look at Christ's footprints and see where they lead.

God does not make fools...man does.

Blessings!

Comments

  1. Excellent blog and a great example of faith by you and your family. May He bless you all as you move forward, keeping your eyes on Christ and trusting Him.

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