Greetings from Pastor James
There are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed. Sometimes we feel we are drowning under a multitude of problems. We feel like withdrawing into ourselves. Fear renders us motionless.
People face many challenges today. Our nation is divided because of fear mongering politics. Leaders instilling fear in people’s lives to control them is a constant today. Some people are afraid to step out of their homes. Some are afraid they will have to wear a mask all their life.
Some people believe so much of what politicians say that they act as if God is no longer in control. Some people are afraid to speak their mind as if they may offend someone or not be politically correct.
God did not create us to live in a cocoon. He sent His Son to the world to save us God created us to live life by walking in His Spirit of power and grace. If we want to live an undefeated life of victory, we must step out in faith.
Read Matthew 14:22-33.
If we are going to live life abundantly, we must step out of the boat and experience God in our lives.
Events and things going on in the world is discouraging. But in the text for Sunday Jesus is telling us not to fear. Don't lose heart, keep your eye on Jesus and not the troubles that surround you. For it is at times like these if you focus on the Savior, He will draw you out of your turbulence and calm the storms of your life.
While the other disciples were watching, Peter was walking on water. He had strong faith in his Lord. He had zeal. Peter focused on the Lord. He knew God would provide a way.
God wants more for us than sitting in a boat of fear and anxiety. He wants us to step out in faith and come to Him.
We are encouraged by this text to be of strong faith. Don’t sit in the boat called our comfort zone. Just get out of the boat. Don’t just sit there and whine about the bad weather. Just get out of the boat. God will do the rest.
Come worship at the Living water Christian Church. Remember, if you waver or take a wrong turn and get into trouble, turn your face to Jesus.
And do as Peter who said, “Jehovah yasha.” Lord, save me. He will lift you up out of the troubled waters of the world.
Blessings to all,
Pastor James Boyette
Living Water Christian Church lwccsv.org
72 N Lake Ave.
Front Royal VA 22630