Don't Get Caught in the Currents of the World, Walk on Water!
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So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves he became terrified and began to sink (Matthew 14:29).
Devotions are not words on a page. It is a lifestyle yielded before God. Have you become yielded today? Well does your schedule show it? Jesus is worthy of our affection.
If we miss His awesomeness, His glory, His beauty, His holiness, we have missed it!... He is the Son of God, our Savior; He is the only One Who was able to bear the sins of humanity and redeem us all. There is no one else who could do that; nor is there anyone else with such deep love and compassion as to desire to do that. He is so beautiful and mighty in every way. It is this Jesus I worship.
The world seeks to come between my worship to Jesus. From the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, my attention is demanded to so many other things - even Bible study or prayer can become a hindrance to the intimate work God wants to do in my heart. One of the truths about the Christian lifestyle is that we must contend for our faith, for our intimacy with Jesus. Jesus said that the works we are to do is believe (John 6). If only we set our hearts and eyes on Jesus, I assure you, you will believe.
A good illustration of this is the ocean. There is always a current seeking to pull you farther away. Most of the times you don't even realize how far you are drifting until you look at the focal point (your towel, beach chair, etc, on the shore).
Similarly, Jesus is our focal point, the ocean is the world, and unless we keep our eyes on Him we will be dragged far from where we ever wanted to go and will be diverted from our True Love.
I challenge you: walk on water.
Don't get caught up in the currents of this world. Lock eyes with Jesus, take His hand, and walk on water! Believe...
During the holidays in the midst of the business in our schedules, I encourage you to fix your eyes on Jesus. Get alone with Him, seek Him in prayer with friends, worship Him for who He is (yes, with all your heart!) in corporate worship. Give to Jesus the worth He deserves: our devotion.
Devotions are not words on a page. It is a lifestyle yielded before God. Have you had a love encounter with Jesus today, this week, when? Fix your eyes and your heart on Jesus. He alone is worthy!
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Note: This blog is for anyone who desires a deeper walk with Jesus. I have another accountability blog for women only: CoffeeWithSheryl.com. (Once on the blog, click on the Current Goals tab to see several practical links regarding specific behavior issues, including: quiet time moments, addictions, eating/exercising habits, being a better wife/mom, etc.)