Saturday, September 14, 2019

Our Eyes Are Upon Thee

Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”  And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”  Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, You of little faith, why did you doubt?”  When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.  And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”  
Matthew 14:28-33

     It's  so easy sometimes, in church or Bible studies to sing a song or hymn to the Lord but can we sing through it all, our eyes are on thee? I mean can we sing that honestly with all our heart, whatever we may be walking through?   Whatever you may be facing doesn't have to be a very big trial, it can be small but whatever it is, the battle is in not getting distracted by the wind and the rain.

   Like Peter walking on the water, he had his eyes upon Jesus but when he began to hear the sound of the wind and the rain and started listening to it, he began to sink. 

   When you think about it, when he heard the boisterous sound of the wind and waves he must have begun to think, THIS IS CRAZY! I can't walk on the water! 

     Listen, fear is a liar and in the midst of your trial don't let those voices distract you from trusting the Lord and keeping your eyes fixed upon Him. Remember when Peter sank beneath the waves he called out for Jesus and immediately He grabbed Peter and saved him. 

     It's easy to go through the traditions of singing about keeping our eyes on the Lord but as you start your day today and you start to get distracted, turn your eyes upon Jesus. 

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
2 Timothy 2:13

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