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Fire And Rain

  • Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, 'I'm going fishing.' They told him, 'We are also coming with you.' They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing. John 21:2 WEB

    As the disciples stood there together, Peter said: 'I am going fishing.' What he meant was that he was going to return to his old way of life. Peter, along with his brother Andrew, and James and John were all fishermen when Jesus called them (Mark 1:18). Jesus told them 'Follow me and I will make you fishers of men' and they became His closest disciples. Peter walked on the water with Jesus (Matthew 14:28). James and John were so zealous for Jesus that He called them 'Sons of Thunder' (Mark 3:17).

    Only a few days before, they saw their life and future so differently, so much brighter. They had walked closely with Jesus every day, the Messiah, the Anointed One, God with us. The disciples just knew that Jesus would soon be the next king, that they would be ruling with Him, and it would involve thrones and fine clothes. Now it seemed that God had let them all down, and Jesus Himself had been crucified. Their faith was in shambles.

    The disciples at that point were no longer in tune with the plan of God. They could not see past the pain, the hurt, the natural circumstances that had occurred. They felt defeated, though everything had happened exactly as God had planned it. They had walked in the fire, now they walked in the rain.

    Sometimes the fire inside of us gets wet. We were expecting this, but instead got that. We planned this, but it did not work out as we planned. When this happens, we need to be sure that our plans and vision, are still the same as His. That is all that matters. Giving up and returning to the past is not the answer. Correcting our course is: 'OK Lord, I am not sure why that happened, but here I am. Now what?'

    God can relight the fire if you can set aside the disappointment. Trust Him, especially when you do not understand why this is happening. Do not become lukewarm because you thought you knew best, but God didn't listen. Do not say: 'Well I tried it, and it didn't work for me. I am going back to what I know how to do.' Do not begin to think that the trip is over, when you are only at an intersection. Get your new direction, and continue the journey.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I don't understand what happened, but I choose to trust You. Give me a clear vision of Your plans and help me to align my will with Yours. I want, what You want, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah......Thank you Lord!
July 1, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

July 1, 2020
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

July 1, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I trust your plan dear Lord. It proves much better than mine. Amen

July 1, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

July 1, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

July 1, 2020
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord, Amen!!

July 1, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I don't understand what happened, but I choose to trust You. Give me a clear vision of Your plans and help me to align my will with Yours. I want, what You want, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

July 1, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I trust in Your designs and I want to align my will to Yours, You have provided me with the things I need and I want to have a clear vision of what You want me to be and do. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Great devotional and a good example of what we need to do, God bless you and Sylvia. 

July 1, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

July 1, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 1, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen! Father relight my flame with a super sized spiritual blow torch ,I need help with doing what your spirit has been moving me to do for years, thank you Father!

July 1, 2020
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Right there with you, Scott!  AMEN!

July 1, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

July 1, 2020
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

July 1, 2020
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Jennifer Green
Jennifer Green

I trust You Lord. My faith will not be made out a fool. Your word tells me that. So even though I do not understand why this happened or where to go from here, I place my faith and trust in YOU LORD. May YOUR perfect will be done in me and my marriage. In the name of JESUS CHRIST I pray, AMEN

July 1, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, for sure, amen

July 1, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 1, 2020