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Apostle Kisha Jordan Radio and Television Host
"Jesus Will Come To You"
Praise the Lord for truly the Lord is worthy to be praised! When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all that He has done for me my soul cries out, “Thank You Jesus. What a mighty God we serve!” While sitting in my office the other day working on one of my new books, I began to think about the greatness and power of our God. Thinking back over my life, I can say without a shadow of doubt, “God has always been there and still is here for me”. In His Word in Matthew 14:22-36 (KJV), it reads as follow:
22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. 34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
We find Jesus asking his disciples to get into the boat. He directs them to go ahead of Him to the other side. Jesus then goes up the mountain by Himself to pray. My brothers and my sisters, just as it was for Jesus so it is for you and I. There will be times in life when have to find a place to pray all alone. We have to make it to the mountain top just to pray and seek God’s face.
As we continue reading in the text, shortly after the disciples set sail, we find them in the boat, in the middle of the sea, being tossed by the waves and the wind. And, isn’t this just like life. Everything is going just fine, then seemingly out of nowhere, we find ourselves facing the trials and storms life. You see, life has a way of testing us, challenging us, and in some instances, knocking us down. But thank God, who is true to His word, in every trial and in every storm, He is there to see us safely through.
I don't know who I am speaking to right now. But somebody reading this article is going through a storm. You feel like you are about to lose your mind. Your feeling like you ought to throw in the towel. You feel like giving up. But this article has found its way to you today to tell you that your not to give up. I know the going may be rough, and life seems tough. But I am here to tell you that “You are not alone”.
Dear reader, by the power of God given unto me I say to you, “You are not going to lose your mind in this test and trial. You are not going to throw in the towel.” I know that this boat called life is tossing you all around. I know it seems that as soon as you are almost over one mountain, there more waiting for you to climb. But keep on climbing. Keep holding onto God’s unfailing hands. The Lord is with you and He is about to bring you over, bring you through, and bring you out. Glory be to God!
For the disciples, while they were in their boat, in the middle of the sea, they were afraid. It’s the same way for you and I. There will be times when we are frightened by the storms of life. But thank God for the valuable lessons we can learn from the bold soldier name Peter. Many people might laugh at Peter because he was a bit outspoken and quick to take action. But People can laugh at Peter all they want. Peter was bold and in today’s text, Peter was the only one willing to speak up and step up in faith. When the opportunity presented itself, Peter stepped out of the boat.
Peter said Lord if it’s you bid me to come to you on the water, and guess what you? Moving in faith, Peter stepped out of the boat and he literally walked on the water. When Jesus said come, Peter did not hesitate or second guess himself. Peter took that step. It was a leap of Faith. He stepped out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus. What a mighty move of God.
But I would be remiss if I did not tell you that Jesus is speaking that same word to you, “Come!” The question is will you take that step of faith. Will you walk on the waters of life?
When you do, I advise you to keep your eyes off of what people are saying and doing. Keep your eyes off of the distractions. Keep your eyes on Jesus. You see, Peter was walking on the water until He took his eyes off of Jesus. It was at that moment that Peter began to sink.
Fortunately, when Peter recognized what was happening to him, he had enough sense to refocus his attention on Jesus and he cried out “Lord save me!” Immediately, Jesus reached out and saved Peter. Glory be to God! But the even better news is Jesus is doing the same thing for you and I. Today, Jesus has His hands outstretched and He is eagerly waiting to walk us through the storms of life. Try Jesus. Call out to Him. I assure you; it really works.
Don’t give up, don’t drown in the storms of life. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. You know you’ve heard the voice of Jesus calling you to do more, to do the impossible, to do something others are saying can’t be done. Cry out to Jesus and let Him save you. Let Him help you. Let Him guide you because there is so much more for you to do. I am convinced that Jesus not only knows how to calm your storms. He knows how to bless you in your storms. I just wanted to tell you to be encourage because "Jesus is coming to you". He’s coming to help you. He’s coming to rescue you!
Finally, think about this often-untold miracle in today’s text. After Peter stepped out of the boat, started to sink and the Lord lifted him up. Peter had to walk on the water a second time with Jesus to get back to boat. Good God Almighty! Now that's another miracle, and there are more miracles waiting for you.
keep your head up and stay focused!
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