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Daily Devotional - January 22nd

Jan 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read – Genesis 44:1-45:28; Matthew 14:13-36; Psalm 18:37-50; Proverbs 4:11-13
 
 Matthew 14:28-32
And Peter answered Him and said,
"Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
 So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat,
he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid;
and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him,
and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
  
The winds are blowing across this nation and the waters are beginning to churn. Birth pangs plunge the earth into major transition with increased intensity. All things are shifting and shaking.
 
I see the storm as it heads your way and provision is already made for you. I am with you in every storm, but there are times when the spirits of fear and anxiety blind you from recognizing Me in the midst of turmoil. I never leave you alone nor abandoned for I am always with you.
 
It is vital to keep your eyes fixed on Me, the author and finisher of your faith. Do not allow the enemy to shipwreck your faith for it will be a key in this next season.
 
The wind blows and the waters rise, but in the midst, never allow the enemy to turn your attention from Me to focus on circumstances. Keep your gaze on Me. Listen and when I tell you to "come", do so without any hesitation. Move forward by the voice of the Holy Spirit giving no place to the voices of doubt and unbelief for they always keep you from entering into My perfect will for your life.
 
Enter My boat and let Me take you into this next season. Trust Me and watch your troubled seas cease.
 
You may even walk on the water!
 
Holy Spirit, I ask for Your help to keep my eyes focused on the eyes of Christ. When my gaze begins to drift from Him, remind me to refocus.  Precious Jesus, I want to recognize You in the midst of the storms. My heart's desire is to keep You in my sight no matter what comes my way. Thank You for always being near to catch me when I fall. You are a merciful and faithful God. I want to fall back into Your trustworthy arms and rest as You take me through the coming storms. When You give the word and beacon me to come, I will join You and we will walk on the water together!  Amen!