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Joeymarful 44F
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8/29/2017 8:09 am

St. Matthew: 11:28 - 29; 14:22-33;
Come is an invitation from Jesus to the sin sick weary soul.
 Get up from the place of doubt and crippleness and come in your faith.
 Every soul will have to bear anguish and pain in the administration of its duties. Jesus knowing this offers solace to the burden soul.
 It can find rest in him and continue the journey.
 We have to exercise great effort and toil along the journey
 Our yoke is a burden.
 Our toil can easily sap our human energy.
 When you have surrendered your entire will to God, no amount of energy boosting substance can fuel us for the journey.
 We must bring it to Jesus so that he can release his strength in the toil. (his yoke is easy and his burden is light).
 When we have to labour hard and encounter emotional disturbances, hurts, rejections and hatred it takes the supernatural grace of God to cope.
 To come to Chris is simply to put our trust and confidence in him.

St. Matthew 14:28
 Peter had a desire to do what Jesus was doing so he asked Him to show him.
 If it is you bid me to come -
 Jesus saw Peter's faith and said come -
 The faith that we step out with must grow to walk on the storm.
 Our initial faith must be able to
 If we have faith there must be consistent growth.
 Many times in the safety of the boat we have desires to do great exploits. God works upon the good desires of our heart.
 However a desire is not manifestation of faith. A desire is a good intention and longing.
 This desire is only legitimate when it is acted upon.
 Peter's life was endangered not by the boisterous storm but by his little faith
 We give more credence to the danger that we are exposed than we give to the power of Jesus Christ to lift us up.
 It is easy to talk faith and not mean it. We can be misled by mere talk. However, greatness is manifested when your faith is put into action.

 Peter's impetuous nature was vindicated and authenticated before the disciples. Your uniqueness can become an irritant to those who do not understand your purpose. Jesus oftentimes validate us in a storm when we are willing to come to him so that those around can be silenced into believing the God in you.
 When Jesus says come to Peter, he was sanctioning Peter's request.
 When you fail to trust God it shuts the door to God's power over your life.
 Our faith in God is our proverbial hand that grasps the proverbial hand of God which is his Grace manifested in his power and strength.
 Why did the Lord rebuke Peter? It was for trusting too little and to open his eyes to the enormous faith that he possessed to get much.

AmericanBliss 65F  
139 posts
8/29/2017 10:01 am

Interesting. And timely.

Joeymarful replies on 9/17/2017 2:04 pm:
Thank you.

I trust that you were blessed.