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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 14:26'29 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. Then an image appeared near the disciples walking across the top of the water. It was the Lord Jesus. The disciples were terrified, and they thought it was a ghost, but Jesus calmed them down.

    Then Peter, who tended to speak first and think later, asked Lord Jesus to call him out onto the water. So Jesus said, "Come," and Peter left the boat's safety, stepped out on the water, and started walking towards Jesus.

    When Peter saw the wind and waves becoming rough around him, he took his eyes off of Jesus for a moment. Then he became scared and immediately started to sink into the water like the rock he was named after. Peter panicked, and he cried out for help. So Jesus grabbed him, and they walked back to the boat together. Then Jesus asked Peter one question: "Why did you doubt?"

    Peter asked the Lord for an opportunity, and he got it, but then it became scary. Many of us ask for things in a passionate moment of prayer, then later cry out in fear when it actually comes to pass. It may be greater and more turbulent than we thought.

    Once while I was fasting, I prayed for the Lord to remove anything that was holding me back from being closer to Him. I had no idea it was my job, and soon I was standing in the unemployment line. Yet, He saw me through that season, and by God, I did become a lot closer to Him. I had to learn to trust Him to take care of me, and it wasn't pleasant for 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 His call just as the eleven other apostles stayed in the boat. Yet, there are a crazy few who will step out on the water and risk it all. Will you step out with nothing but faith to support you? Though it may be scary, Jesus still seeks those who will walk on 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 You have placed in my life. Give me a clear vision of Your plan, and let me be a part of it. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you Lord Jehovah for all you do for me and us all!
August 5, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

August 5, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 5, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. I THANK YOU for guiding me. Amen

August 5, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 5, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We love and worship you. Amen 

August 5, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!! Thank you Jesus. 

August 5, 2021
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Tania Ribeiro
Tania Ribeiro

AMEN, Thank You, Lord, for guiding me to TX and giving me a clear vision of Your plan for me in such a time as this.

August 5, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 5, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God

August 5, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father I believe, help my unbelief! May Your will be done in my life, Amen.

August 5, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

August 5, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to take away all my fears, that when I get Your call to follow You and be consistent to follow Your command. I thank You and trust You for all Your blessings and support with me a sinner, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord almighty. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for all your dedication spreading the Lord's message, God bless you both. Amen. 

August 5, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God thank you for your provisions and protection. In the name of Jesus Amen 

August 5, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I need this push, Pastor Dion! Get out of the boat! Lord, place me where I need to be. I know You'll be there! In Jesus' name, Amen

August 5, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Lord for calling me out of my comfort zone I'm willing and able to do your will and I want more of you in my life remove anything that's holding me back from my destiny I love you.

August 5, 2021
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlinedited: August 5, 2021

 I'm dealing with a situation right now that has me troubled. This devotional hit the nail right on the hammer, at the exact time I needed it. Thank you once again for your insight and encouraging words from our Heavenly Father. Can I request your prayers for some added support and protection. I'm not ready for my next step, but it's got to happen iregardless of my hesitation and uncertainty. Again thank you.

August 5, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 5, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

August 5, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen!

August 5, 2021