Sinking Is Not An Option {Steady Yourself In Him} & FREE Scripture Cards Printable


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“Come,” Jesus said to Peter. Peter put one leg out of the boat,” my daughter looked at me, dark-brown eyes wide in astonishment.

I continued, “He started walking towards Jesus! But all of a sudden he noticed the wind {whoosh} and the high waves around him {crash}, and he became afraid!”

Lem sat there waiting to hear what happened next, “And oh no! He started sinking…”

“Really?!”

“Yes, really! He was so afraid he took his eyes off of Jesus, started sinking and cried out, “Lord, save me!”

My daughter was at the edge of her seat waiting to hear what happened next.

She sat in awe, both at Peter’s courage to step out of the boat, and at his cry of fear, “Lord, save me!” She was enthralled, awaiting Jesus’ response to Peter’s cry for help.

And as I sat there going through the well-known story as though it were my first time reading it, I too awaited Jesus’ response.

“Well…” I continued, “Immediately, Jesus extended his hand and grabbed him. Jesus looked at Peter and said, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” and they got back into the boat safely.

I finished our reading, did a bedtime prayer with the kids, and tucked them safely beneath the warmth and comfort of their snuggly quilts.

Sitting down, in the quiet of the night to read through my evening devotional, there on the pages of the leather journal was Peter again, crying out for help from the only One who could save him.

There, in black ink written neatly across the page of my devotional was Peter. Jesus. Courage. Fear. Doubt. Faith. Sinking. Savior. They all stared back at me as if to say, ‘we’re not done here, yet!’

See, I too, awaited Jesus’ response to my own cry for help.

 

Sinking Is Not An Option {Steady Yourself In Him}

If we listen, with hearts and ears wide open, we will hear the utterance of the Holy Spirit responding to the prayers silently dispatched to heaven.

When courage causes you to take one leg out of the boat and faith moves you to take out the other, when you get yourself a God vision and you show up after being summoned, something happens.

The wind starts hurling waves around you creating loud, deafening crashes. Fear kicks in and you wonder whose idea was it to get out of the boat in the first place.

‘Oh yeah, it was my dumb idea!’

Friend, when you feel tired and weary and the burden weighs you down…

When fear attacks and worry consumes you…

When solid ground evades you  and you feel your feet getting wet, going under-

Put your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of your faith. Remember, sinking is not an option, steady yourself in Him.

He’s not sitting in heaven entertained by your fear. He’s not amused watching you grasp for thin air, sinking in your fear.

Instead, He is a God of compassion Who hears your cry and immediately extends His hand.

 

Scripture Memory Verse Cards {Free Printables}

When I sat awaiting God’s response, He answered. He took me to His word. Below are some of the verses that calmed the anxieties of my own turbulent heart. Feel free to print and cut out the {Scripture Memory Verse Cards} on God’s Might & Protection. May they be as much of a blessing to you as they have been to me.

(I added a second page with a blank template for those who wish to add more verses to the collection.)

Scripture Memory Verses on God's Might

Scripture Memory Verses on God’s Might

 

Today’s Challenge:

{Living Life -with a heart- Fully Committed} requires us to operate in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. We can’t do that if fear gets in the way. God didn’t call us to live life based on what we see happening around us. He called us to live by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7). It’s the only way to move forward in our 2013 {Live Life Fully Committed} Challenge.

Are you ready to strengthen yourself in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10)?  Then join me  on today’s challenge as we face our fears with the authority and power of God’s word!

 

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Posted on February 27, 2013, in 2013 {Live Life Fully Committed} Challenge, DEVOTIONALS, LIFE, LIFE LESSONS, Our Christian Walk, SPIRITUAL GROWTH and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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