It is a glorious gift of divine grace upon us that we have this new day together as our Father’s kids with Him with us as we journey through life today!!! I am very thankful for our Father who IS love and who is all about relationship – our relationship first and foremost with Him and then with each other and those our Father puts around us in life!!! How special it is to know and experience divine love in life!!! Even animals appreciate love!!! Yesterday I was at the zoo north of Phoenix and just watching the animals as they interacted with human kindness to them and each other was sooo sweet and of our Father’s love. Even the big ole rhino liked having its head patted by its caregiver!!! 🙂
To have the comfort and reassurance of love as we journey thru life is very dear to us in life and that is the Word our Father has laid on my heart today as I reflect upon the story of His disciples who were going out into life as Jesus had asked them to do, setting out in a boat to cross the sea as Jesus sent crowds away and spent some alone time with His Father.
As the disciples ventured out in following their Lord, the waves on the sea were “contrary” or unexpected, opposite of what they would’ve chosen. However, in that wave of circumstance they found themselves in, another unexpected, but divine thing happened – Jesus came walking to them on top of the water!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Jesus was on top of it as usual – nothing contrary or unexpected in that!!! WAY TO ROCK FOR YOUR KIDS, JESUS!!! HOOORAH!!! While Jesus was on top of it, His disciples were crying out in question and fear as they looked upon Him, as if seeing a ghost. In that Jesus does not want His kingdom family to fear in life, He immediately comforted them saying “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” I love how Peter courageously spoke up seeing great opportunity to experience the divine in a new way as he said to the Lord, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” Oh Jesus loves a brave and courageous child of faith and He immediately jumped on Peter’s offer to step out bravely, saying “Come!” Hence, Peter did and Peter actually walked on the water as long as He kept His eyes on His Lord!!! Now how awesome is that!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! WAY TO STEP OUT IN TRUST IN JESUS EMPOWERING HIS SON!!!
As I reflect upon this story today, how is Jesus asking you to step out in faith in a new way??? Are there circumstances in your life that are “contrary” or unexpected, opposite of what you perhaps would have chosen or thought would be life’s scenario??? Oh how awesome it will be to trust it to Jesus to be on top of it just as He was with His disciples in all of their experiences!!! His heart for us is to not fear, but have peace in Him and step into the circumstances trusting in His power to enable us to walk divinely on top of the waves with eyes fixed on Him!!!
YYYEEEHHHAAAWWW!!! How exciting to see the divine life happen in a new way in life!!! Jesus is always up to razzle dazzle when it comes to producing genuine faith in His sons and daughters!!! That is all because He loves us and He wants us to realize just how very true that is and how capable He is to handle all of our life circumstances victoriously!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!!
Let’s keep being brave and stepping courageously as He sends us, knowing we will not face anything alone without Him seeing us and being present with us to be more than conquerors in all things thru Him who loves us!!! I love this song here about how He makes us brave!!! YYYEEESSS!!! If He calls us to it, He will see us thru it and He will lead our hearts to want to step out onto the waves of life knowing He is with us!!!
Sooo proud of you for keeping conquering faith in He who loves us and is for us always over fear, for He (Jesus), the everlasting “I” has it!!! He is before all things life puts before us in our lives and without ending faithfulness to see us through all things forever safe and victorious!!! How exciting life is with the God of the Universe journeying with us!!! He makes life sooo interesting and divine!!! He always just makes me smile!!! 🙂 I celebrate His love with you, dear one of faith!!! Always blessed by the King are we!!!