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I See Nothing There

  • 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.

    Waves splashed against the side of the boat. The light of the moon shone across the surface of the water. Peter and the other disciples nervously watched a figure walking towards them in the night. They thought it was a ghost, for it walked across the water, but it was Jesus coming to meet them.

    The Apostle Peter, ever quick to speak, answered Jesus and asked if He could join Him out there. Jesus said, "Come!" So Peter stood in the boat and looked at the water's surface, but nothing was there to be seen. There was no magic walkway appearing. There was just deep water, and Jesus was standing out there on it.

    All of Peter's common sense and years of experience as a fisherman told him if you step out there, you'll drown. The other disciples in the boat knew it as well. Everyone with common sense knew better than to try to walk on water.

    Now the natural man doesn't receive the things of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to him; and he can't know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14 WEB).

    Peter pushed these thoughts out of his mind and took a tentative step out of the boat. Before his foot touched the water, the molecules became solid beneath him. Though Peter could see nothing there in the natural, the water supported him when he stepped out in faith.

    Obeying the Lord, even when it looks impossible, is living faith. Our natural minds cannot understand matters of faith, for they are spiritually discerned. Once you say, "I can't do that," you have just prophesied your 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 prayed for it not to rain, and it didn't rain for three and a half years (James 5:17). David told Goliath he would strike him down and then did so (1 Samuel 17:46).

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

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me see the unseen. Teach me to put my trust in You and to be spiritually discerning. I want to be a part of what You are doing today. 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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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

September 14, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Help me to be spiritaully discerning. Thank you father!

September 14, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

September 14, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord, help me to be spirituality discerning. I pray and ask in Jesus Name,  Amen 

September 14, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

September 14, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Alleluia!! Alleluia!! Amen!! Alleluia!!

September 14, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

September 14, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Amen Good Morning Everyone 

September 14, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

September 14, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me see the unseen. Teach me to put my trust in You and to be spiritually discerning. I want to be a part of what You are doing today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

 

September 14, 2023
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Awesome devotional! Love it! Thank you Pastor! 

September 14, 2023
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

EXCELLENT MESSAGE.  THANK YOU PASTOR FOR YOUR ENDING  PRAYER.

September 14, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please help me see the unseen. Teach me to put my trust in You and to be spiritually discerning. I want to be a part of what You are doing today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

September 14, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

September 14, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Not my way but Yours, Lord. Teach me to put my trust in You and to be spiritually discerning. Thank you. Amen

September 14, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Thank you all for the prayers.... God is good. 

September 14, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

September 14, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

September 14, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me increase my understanding dear God. Amen 

September 14, 2023