Religion

Your Eyes of Faith

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…So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink.

(Matthew 14:29-30 NLT)

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 Jesus invited Peter to get out of the boat and walk on the water. Peter didn’t hesitate to accept. He stepped out of the boat and onto the water…he was walking on water…he was actually walking on the water toward Jesus.

He was, until…he saw the wind and the waves and became afraid. He was no longer focused on Jesus. He looked at his circumstance and allowed fear and doubt to rob him of the faith to walk on water. Peter made the big, huge mistake of taking his focus, his thoughts and his “eyes of faith” off Jesus.

Peter literally walked on water…by faith…because Jesus said he could. Although we may not be called upon to “walk on water”, we are called upon to “walk by faith”.

Keep your “eyes of faith” on Jesus.

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When

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When I pray, He listens.

When my words are few, He talks to me.

When I am afraid, He holds me

When my hope is low, He lifts me up.

When my faith is weak, He inspires me.

When I lose my way, He finds me.

When I falter, He forgives me.

When I die, He will take me home.

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Thoughts on a Blank Piece of Paper

 

Staring at a blank paper and hoping for inspiration,

Is like staring at the snow and hoping for a flower.

 

Quoting scripture is easy; applying it to life is difficult.

Walking in the Spirit is not a role in a play.

 

Intellectual knowledge of God will die with the body,

Heartfelt knowledge of God will live forever.

 

Religion is ritualistic repetition,

Faith is one unknown step after another.

 

Thinking you will get to heaven without Jesus

Is like trying to entering a building with no door.

 

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The Lord is My Shepherd

“I shall not want.” The 23rd Psalm continues to speak of the ways the Shepherd takes care of His own. If you read no farther than the 1st verse, you would know the totality of the Shepherds care. “I shall not want” (have need of anything…need not fear anything… need not despair nor feel alone or abandoned…). With the Shepherd, you have all you will ever need.

 

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