The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

‘LORD, IF IT’S YOU,’ PETER REPLIED, ‘TELL ME TO COME TO YOU ON THE WATER.’

‘COME,’ HE SAID. THEN PETER GOT DOWN OUT OF THE BOAT, WALKED ON THE WATER AND CAME TOWARD JESUS. BUT WHEN HE SAW THE WIND, HE WAS AFRAID AND, BEGINNING TO SINK, CRIED OUT, ‘LORD, SAVE ME!’ IMMEDIATELY JESUS REACHED OUT HIS HAND AND CAUGHT HIM. ‘YOU OF LITTLE FAITH,’ HE SAID, ‘WHY DID YOU DOUBT?’
(Matthew 14:28-31).

Living in faith feels to me like walking on water.  It feels scary to trust someone you do not understand, hoping for that which you do not see.  It feels strange to disregard the turbulent water surrounding you.

The other day, a troublesome thought entered my mind, “Living-by-faith is a trick from God.  He is making a fool out of me.  His goal is to immobilize me…to de-activate me…to annihilate me.  He knows that as long as I trust HIM for the outcome, I will not do anything about the problem MYSELF.”

Did you recognize the voice of the father-of-lies?  I did!  I submitted these thoughts to God and He answered me: “My Child, if you took matters into your own hands, the results may be good…but they will not be miraculous.  It is only when you trust Me and allow Me to handle matters that you will be able to do the impossible—to walk on water.”  Then I realized, “Yes, I might be a fool to trust God, but I am a fool for Christ.”

WE ARE FOOLS FOR CHRIST
(1 Corinthians 4:10).

I bless you to live by faith—Faith that the Son of God will supply.  Become a fool for Christ.  Walk on water, even if it feels scary and strange to hope for that which you do not see.  Never stop believing. It is when you walk on water, by the Faith of Jesus, that you will reach places where you have never been, before.

BUT THE RIGHTEOUS WILL LIVE BY HIS FAITH
(Habakkuk 2:4).

It is when you walk on water that you will experience the miraculous.

I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST: NEVERTHELESS I LIVE; YET NOT I, BUT CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: AND THE LIFE WHICH I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH I LIVE BY THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, WHO LOVED ME, AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME
(Galatians 2:20).

Do you need to get to a different place in your life where you have never been before? Get out of your boat…and walk on water, by Christ’s Faith. There is no other way to reach this place of miracles. Become a fool for Christ. This is the only way you will get there—by walking on water.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, bring me to the places of miracles that I can only reach by walking on water, by Your Faith.

Maintain an Awareness

Know that your struggle is not against the people or the circumstances in your life, but against the spiritual forces of evil—against the OLD MAN beliefs of abandonment, shame, condemnation, and rejection.

The Two Counsels

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