Monday, June 10, 2013

Half Hearted Faith

My Utmost For His Highest
‘Have you ever sought God with your whole heart, or have you simply given Him a feeble cry after some emotionally painful experience?’ CHAMBERS
We can’t live a “half-hearted” life and expect to be successful spiritually.  We are faced with trials every day .. we struggle with our past and can’t seem to overcome the burden that past has laid on us.
Matthew 8:24-26  “And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep.  Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!"  But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.”
We, like the disciples, look at the circumstances and our inability to “fix” what is wrong.  And then we panic … All the while, the Lord, who is with us, is sleeping in the corner.  That should be a hint.  God wants us to completely trust Him.  No matter what comes our way, He is with us …
Matthew 14:28-31  “And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."  So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.  But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"  And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
Sometimes, like Peter, we exercise faith but then the reality of the circumstances overwhelm us .. because we take our eyes off of Jesus.  We forget He is with us and think we are on our own and begin to sink.
Stop trying to live this life on your own … stop trusting in yourself and put your trust in God … He is with you and is stretching out his hand.
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

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