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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 beat against the boat as the disciples crossed the Sea of Galilee. It had been a long 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 and thought 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. Once while I was fasting, 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 standing in the unemployment line. He saw me through that season and I did become closer to Him. I had to learn to trust Him, but it was not pleasant to my flesh.

    We have to be willing 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: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 "Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give Thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~ Our next fun theme will be 'An Attitude of Gratitude' and is open for creative interpretation as always. You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos reflect a few of the things that bring me to a place of profound gratitude. I am so thankful for my family, for nature, for heart blessings, and so much more! Stay blessed my RHM family! Rejoice! Pray!! Give Thanks always and God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen Hallelujah!
November 5, 2019
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

November 5, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 5, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Be careful what you ask for, you may get it. Thank You Lord!

November 5, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

November 5, 2019
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

November 5, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank You Lord God for being my guide. You are with me and my faith will not waiver. Amen

November 5, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

November 5, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

November 5, 2019
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

November 5, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen!

November 5, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Show me Your plans and give me strength and wisdom to fulfill them, Amen!

November 5, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

November 5, 2019
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: November 5, 2019

Heavenly Father I pray for a shift in the atmosphere and for open doors to my breakthrough. Lord even though these past weeks have been challenging I continue to place myself on your altar of sacrifice. I trust you LORD and I am thankful for your process even when I don't fully understand what you are doing.Your goodness is running after me and all the glory is yours. Hallelujah Jesus you are so awesome and worhty of all praise. Help me to remain steadfast despite all the noise around me, as I continue to wait on you LORD Jesus. Thank you Pastor Todd, yet again.

November 5, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father remove from me the fears that are holding me, I trust in You to guide me. Reveal the gifts You have given me and use them the way You want me to, lead me and I will follow. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Thank You Father for all Your love. 

Great message Pastor, God bless you. 

November 5, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

November 5, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

November 5, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 5, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Dear Heavenly Father, I'm asking for Thy Mighty Holy Spirit to increase my faith, my trust, my love for my Lord Jesus, and please remove any type of doubt that would be within me, in the name of JESUS, I ask and pray, Amen!

November 5, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please Amen

November 5, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

November 13, 2019