Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Focus not on the Boisterous Wind

Matthew 14:28-30;
28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

From the reading clearly Peter did not last long walking on the water and the reason was fear when he saw that boisterous wind. In our lives today, this wind could mean our fears, worries, trials or tribulations. It could mean all the things that you complain about that are going wrong in our personal lives that blind us so much that we cant even see the good things God is doing for us. We over focus on these worries and begin to complain, and even pray amiss and not pause for one second to say "Lord I thank you for the air that I breathe!"

When we focus on such boisterous winds such as no job, no admission, financial debt etc we are lurred to search for help in other places because we feel we have prayed for so long but God is not answering. That is far from the point! All God wants is saying is - be thankful, b
e thankful, be thankful! But due to all our complaining and murmuring we become spiritually deaf to what God is saying and begging to find solutions in the wrong places and then forget the scripture that says
"1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth."

This is all because we have over focused on our trials/tribulations that brings fear/panic/doubt and just like Peter did, we begin to sink. We cannot deny that he has not been faithful, or that we absolutely have no testimonies. Like a post I read a while back, it spoke solely on testimonies and the power of them. The bible says in Revelation 12:11 that hey overcame by the blood of the lamb and the words of their TESTIMONIES. Not by fear, panic and the likes! So all we have to do is for once just be thankful- for all his work and quit complaining, and just start by saying "Lord I thank you for your faithfulness".

So the conclusion of the matter is;
-Focus not on your issues/fears/trials for he is bigger than them all
-By faith, proclaim that the best is yet to come
-Be thankful for what he has already done for you....that we can even be on blogsville, with fingers to type, eyes to read, and the rest.

Stay blessed
Preserve your Saltiness

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