Matthew 14:30. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
When we take our eyes off God, we become aware that everything is closing in on us. All of our problems, our fears, our worries and insecurities, they surround us, suffocatingly close. Slowly, we begin to sink and in our panic, we lose focus on what and whom is most important. The word says that we are supposed to cast all of our cares and burdens on Him, because He cares for US!
Psalm 55:22. Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Don’t get so distracted by what is around you, that you take your eyes off God and allow yourself to sink. Some problems we create and bring on ourselves, when all we had to do was keep our eyes trained on Him.
How wonderful it is to know that the Lord is there for us! He is our life raft, our protector and provider. There is nothing that He can’t do!
Romans 8:35-37 (NIV)
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Prayer Call for Healing
Yesterday I received word that a childhood friend is in the ICU with an aneurysm in his brain the size of a grape. They can’t find the source of the bleed, so he is being kept sedated to keep his bp stable. I also received word that my favorite uncle, who has been fighting cancer the last 2 years, was told that he will be on chemotherapy the rest of his life and that he won’t last long if he were to stop the treatments. I am also lifting in prayer a few others that are sick or were given a troubling diagnosis, recently. We all know that God is a healer and that He always has the final say.
With each phone call or text of receiving this news, I felt a powerful need for prayer welling up inside of me, along with this scripture:
Ezekiel 16:6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
I put my loved ones and friends name into the scripture and prayed this over them, in the name of Jesus! Please join me in lifting our people up in prayer and in Jesus’ mighty name, we command healing over all ailments, sickness and disease that is troubling their bodies! We intercede and ask for favor and mercy, for the pain they are going through! Father God, we call upon your love and light and that every person that is ailing is immediately filled with your holy spirit that provides peace and comfort beyond words. We put all this into your hands, oh God, and we ask that Your will be done! In Jesus name, Amen!
Romans 8:1-2 & 6. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Solomon the wises man God ever created the bible says, toiled with himself, because within his perception he saw life to be nothing, but pure vanity. His explanations of his experience leave one to contemplate futile queries and complaints, yet also giving the reader much humor and a reason to turn his or her disappointments into divine transformative appointments. He says, I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11
Time and chance is all Solomon can see, he whom God spoke to be the wises man. But while his words and writings in cline one to understand Solomon was not happy with his life, we can understand the melodramatic cliques of a man who has everything a person could desire in life less fulfillment.
Our only desire which is beyond Solomon’s is to understand the race adds endurance when one inclines his or her mind to willfully win. Endurance is what it takes to make it through this race, because as Solomon says, it is not about being swift, but being patient with ourselves to understand the lesson that is bringing the blessing. To fight with faith, watching for the salvation of the Lord, which denotes we have overcome.
Also having patience to understand that endurance brings other elements such as persistence and strength, which helps the birthing of the spirit of PATIENCE. Patience she is wonderful in waiting and a virtue (virgin) and having birthed Patience we will never give up until the manifestation were working toward has shown up, because we have gained strength to wait on the Lord. Gods promises are dependable and we are required to lean on them to receive victory.
It is not time to quit nor is it time to give in. Your breakthrough is on the horizon!
Blessing in the name of Christ Jesus
My hero lives within!