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Troubled Water

  • When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, 'It's a ghost!' and they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid.' Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.' He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. Matthew 14:26 WEB

    The wind and waves were beating against the boat as they crossed the Sea of Galilee. It had been a long dark night and it was almost morning when an image appeared near the disciples, walking across the top of the water. It was Jesus. The disciples were terrified thinking that it was a ghost, but Jesus calmed them. Then Peter, who tended to speak first and think later, asked Lord Jesus to call him out onto the water.

    Jesus said 'Come' and Peter left of the safety of the boat, stepped out on the water, and started walking towards Jesus. When Peter saw the wind and waves around him, he took his eyes off of Jesus, became scared, and immediately started to sink into the water. Peter panicked and cried out for help. Jesus took hold of him, and they got back into the boat together. Then Jesus asked Peter one question: 'Why did you doubt?'

    Peter asked the Lord for an opportunity, he got it, and then it became scary. Many of us ask for things in a passionate moment of prayer, and then later cry out in fear when it actually comes to pass. During a fast once, I prayed for the Lord to remove anything that was holding me back from Him. I had no idea that it was my job, and I was soon in the unemployment line. He saw me through that season and I did become closer to Him, but it was not pleasant to my flesh.

    We have to leave the safety of the boat and our comfort zone to get the best that He has for us. Most will ignore this call just as the eleven stayed in the boat, but a crazy few will step out on the water and risk it all. Will you step out with nothing but faith to support you? Though it will be scary, Jesus still seeks those who will walk on the water when He calls them.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me into all that You have for me. Place me where I need to be and reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life. Give me a clear vision of Your plan, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! For those who may have gotten behind on our weekly Bible Study, you can catch up at any time. Here is the link to the chapters in order: RHM Bible Study


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen!
March 21, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

March 21, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please guide me into all that You have for me. Place me where I need to be and reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life. Give me a clear vision of Your plan, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 21, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God unravel all knots in our lives. Amen. 

March 21, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

March 21, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!! Father let your will be done in my life

March 21, 2018
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Colleen Paquet
Colleen Paquet

Amen!

March 21, 2018
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Tina Wertheimer
Tina Wertheimer

I have never been so bold in my entire life to go where the Lord has told me to go than the last two years.... to defend, honor, seek justice in a magnitude that was incomprehensible.... a journey that has crumbled us financially, emotionally, physically.... Yet I will go where he tells me to go... And when I feel fear, I will look upward and just breath... Thank you Pastor Todd for always hitting the mark with your devotionals and reminding me / us not to fear that God is with us.  

March 21, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Lord, I receive the spiritual gifts you have in store for me. Thank you in Jesus Name.

March 21, 2018
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Kee Moon Chang
Kee Moon Chang

Amen. Let's risk it all. 

March 21, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! This is proabaly just the right time for this message. Thank you Dion!

March 21, 2018
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby

Amen. I am grateful to God for this blog post today and thankful for this online church community. Wishing everyone a manageable and eventful day, if possible.

March 21, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Father in Heaven, thank you for always being by my side and assuring me that all will be alright as long as I’m focused on you.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen!!

March 21, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen.

March 21, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Praise you Jesus,you are awesome.Thank you Paster for the daily devotional and Sylvia for your hard word.Love you both.we are very blessed. Amen 

March 21, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, lead me where You want me to be, take away my fears and trust You always. In Jesus name I pray,Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotjonal.

March 21, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

March 21, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me into all that You have for me. Place me where I need to be and reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life. Give me a clear vision of Your plan, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray., Amen.

March 21, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Lord, please lead me into all that you have for me. Please heal me so it is easier to work, and help me to earn enough to have a place of my own and to support myself and my animals.  Amen. 

March 21, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

March 21, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Oh Lord, please increase my faith and trust in you, remove all fear and worries, please be my strength and shield and my strong tower! Please soften my heart to hear your voice, in the name of Jesus Christ I ask and pray, Amen!

March 21, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

March 21, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

March 21, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

March 21, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen!

March 21, 2018