July 22, 2014


10527485_795910617108472_3321738874757220582_n“Sir, I am not a brave man. . . The truth is, I am an utter craven coward. But I learned very early in my life NEVER TO TAKE COUNSEL OF MY FEARS.” (General George Patton) For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control…..and [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].” 2 Timothy 1:7-9 (AMP)

As a child I remember having this recurring nightmare where an old lady would chase me through some eerie underground cave always getting just close enough for me to awake before she caught me. “Dreams trend to be a kind of parallel processing by which we integrate our experiences in life,” while at the same time those experiences makes some sort of connections to our life’s experiences.

It is amazing that most nightmares occur during the time of our life when life is simple and unmolested by the cares nightmareof the unknown, the unknown of life and death, heartaches and pains, love and hate, good and evil, but one day those nightmares takes on a whole new meaning in which we seem to never wake up from until Christ enters our life.

My friends, let’s focus today on Matt. 14:26-31(NKJV) when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, THEY WERE TERRIFIED. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “TAKE COURAGE! IT IS I, DON’T BE AFRAID” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

“Come,” he said. My friends the initial reaction was THEY WERE TERRIFIED. So today let’s make it personal again and ask ourselves what are our fears? What is keeping us from having that heartfelt passionate and intimate relationship with Christ? And where does our fears lie and how deep does it go?

Peter_walks_on_water_toward_Jesus_0Remember, Satan’s mind control over us is with fear! 1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) tells us: “Be self-controlled and alert.” key word BE ALERT Webster explains the word alert as a attitude of VIGILANCE, READINESS, OR CAUTION, AS BEFORE AN EXPECTED ATTACK.” Which Satan’s only goal is to ATTACK our Character as he leads us to perdition.

1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) tells us to “Be SOBER, be VIGILANT; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Peter got out of the boat, walked on water and came toward Jesus. My friends that must be our initial step. To come to Christ because He is calling us today?

Make His Passion to save you Your Passion to be saved as you tell others also about the saving grace of our God? But oh what A risky step! But by Faith it is possible but it must be all about Faith and God’s saving grace. Jesus paid a price on Calvary with His own blood so that we will not FEAR, He comes into our lives “To give us life to the fullest.

He has come to quench our spiritual thirst. But we have to recognize and be VIGILANT and trust in him at all times. But imagesthere must be a PASSION, or A THIRST for what Our God is willing to give us Psalm 42:1-2 (NKJV) says: “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.” Yes My friends, a thirst of passion for our Savior. We also need to recognize our need to be filled by Him and Not by the things of this world that one day will pass away.

Coming to Christ in faith can only lead to an intimacy with Jesus that will eventually take us to his pure and holy kingdom. “for While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” So that we would “NEVER TAKE COUNSEL OF OUR FEARS” AGAIN but trust in our Savior’s Council of love, grace and mercy, so that we may receive life eternal.


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY


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