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I See Nothing There

  • And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water. He said, Come. So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. Matthew 14:28 ESV

    Waves splashed against the side of the boat and the light of the moon shone across the water as Peter and the other disciples stared at Jesus, thinking that He was a ghost. When Jesus told Peter to come, Peter stood in the boat and looked at the water, but there was nothing there to be seen, except for the water, and Jesus standing on it.

    All of his common sense and experience as a fisherman told him if you step out there, you will drown. The rest of the disciples knew it as well. Everyone knew better than to try to walk on water. Peter pushed these thoughts out of his mind and took a tentative step. Before his foot touched the water, it became solid and supported him. Though he could see nothing there, when he stepped out in faith, there was something there to catch him.

    That is living faith, obeying even though it looks impossible. Matters of faith are rarely understood by the mind. Once you say 'I cannot do that', you have prophesied your own future. All the heroes of the Bible spoke positively and in faith. Joshua commanded the sun to stand still (Joshua 10:12) and it did. Elijah commanded it not to rain and it did not for three and a half years (James 5:17).

    We are to work together with God to accomplish His will on the earth. He may ask us to do things that we do not have the means to do. At that point, He will provide whatever is needed, though we may see nothing there. It will be there right before your foot hits the water.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me see the unseen. Help me believe and build my faith, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The highlighted group of the week is "Dreams - Meaning and Purpose", a group is centered around the truth that God often communicates to His people through dreams. The Dreams group is a great place to share what the Lord has shown you, discuss interpretations, and grow in wisdom and discernment when it comes to hearing His voice. We encourage you to post your dreams, questions, and thoughts about this subject in this group. To find this or any group, just click on the Groups link on the site menu. Have a blessed day!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

January 16, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I can't, but I believe that God can. Without God their is no faith, but with Him I can do the empossiable!

January 16, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

January 16, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

 

January 16, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen  I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.

January 16, 2017
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Love it!  It will be there right before your foot hits the water!!  A confirmation for a prayer request I have for my son this coming week.

January 16, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Jehovah-Jireh

January 16, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

January 16, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion. I hope you and Sylvia are having a great day.....Heavenly Father, help me see the unseen. Help me believe and build my faith, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

January 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I agree and claim the same over me. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3

 

January 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!  Than k you for todays devotion Pastor Dion. :-)

I claim this prayer over me let my faith keep stepping up. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me see the unseen. Help me believe and build my faith, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. <3

January 16, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, help me see the unseen. Help me believe and build my faith, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.

January 17, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

January 17, 2017
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

I needed to read this today as I had a very rough chemo yesterday. I need help believing what I believe some days. Thanks for this devotion.

January 17, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

So sorry to hear that, Debbie ;(. Praying for renewed grace and strength <3!

January 17, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Praying for strength for you in Jesus Name Amen!!

January 17, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, help me see the Unseen. Help me believe and build my faith, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

January 17, 2017