Friday, January 9, 2009

Finding Favor Part 5

Psalm 30:7
“By Your favor, O Lord, You have established me a strong mountain.”

Have you ever wondered what does God have in store for me? What is it that God has planned for me? What is God’s will for my life? You see the thing is, you have to be prepared to step in order to see God’s path light up for you. Once you step for God, he will either harden the water or let you sink just like Peter did when he stepped off the boat, but the moment he sank, Jesus was right there to lift him back up.

I like how Gregory Dickow put this, “Expect to walk on water! Set your hope and expectation on GREAT things happening in your life. Peter walked on water with Jesus showing us that faith can overcome anything. However, remember why Peter began to sink. Matthew 14:30—he SAW the wind, he BECAME afraid, he BEGAN to sink. What we focus on produces fear or faith. FOCUS on the circumstances around you and fear will sink you. FOCUS on the promises of God, and faith will raise you up! Trust HE will catch you when you fall. Even when Peter began to sink, Jesus reached out and grabbed His hand to save him. (Matthew 14:31) You always have a safety net, in Him! So, fear not!

You see in order to know what God has in store for you, what He has planned for you and what His will is for your life you have to step closer to Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” You can draw closer to Him by reading His word, attending a local Bible based church, serving in the church, giving to the church, watching Christian television, reading Christian books and just simply praying to Him. He wants a relationship with you and He has already established you a strong mountain to stand on.

So join me today in drawing closer to God.

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