17 Jul Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 44
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 44-West Palm Beach, Florida:
There are moments in our lives when we must stand up in the face of adversity and say we will not submit to the sins of this world. We will be strong and turn to God to understand our needs and desires. We know the difference between right and wrong, which allows us to make the hard decision no matter the circumstance. Above all we will have the courage to be brave and allow God to pick up the sword so that we do not have too.
Having courage is one of the most important elements of following Jesus. We all need that power source from our Father to allow us to overcome our fears. If you look closely at the story from Matthew in the Bible, you see how Peter had courage when he first left the boat during the storm. However, he started to lose faith and question what was happening as the elements around him started to change with the wind picking up, which caused him to be very afraid. Immediately after he started to have these thoughts he started to sink and cried out to Jesus, “Lord, save me”!
In the absence of faith and courage we begin to sink as well. God knows we need His support and He will not let us drown, because He loves us so much. When we are unsure or are afraid, we likewise should cry out to God to save us just like Peter did. The power of a prayer can have profound results and many miracles will occur as a result of reaching out our hand to God. We need not fear as the Lord is always nearby; having courage allows us to believe and trust God in ways we never thought possible.
Reflection Day #44
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: