Fresh Hope – 2nd June 2018

I know as a Christian that God would always want me to keep my eyes ‘fixed’ on Him.  So many things in life try to take our focus.
I also know that there are times in my life when God calls me to ‘step out’… maybe in faith about a situation, a certain calling on my life, a new direction… these are those times that God asks me to trust Him and to keep my eyes fixed.

In Matthew chapter 14 we read the story of how Peter walked on the water.  This happened just after a very busy time of ministering to people, seeing many miracles and witnessing first-hand the amazing power of God at work.

I would like you to notice the following things.

1. In Verse 29 Jesus called him to “come” and he did! He stepped out of the boat and into the unknown. God loves it when we obey His command and follow His voice.  Especially when it’s unknown territory that we are walking into.

2. In verse 30 It says “but when he saw the wind, he got afraid ”  – circumstances are there to distract us from what God has called us to do. Beware of circumstances that will try to take your focus and take you down.

3. The longer you look, the more you will be afraid. – verse 30 goes on to say “He started to sink”.  The longer he looked at those waves and felt that strong wind, the more he lost his focus on God and began to fail.

4. Your faith needs feeding.  See verse 31 – “oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Jesus asked him.  If you want to remain strong, you have to remain focused and to remain focused on your ‘mission’ you will always need faith. So FEED your faith with God’s words and God’s promises. It will help you to trust and not doubt.

When you and I learn from these four things, we will be able to do whatever God asks of us and not fail.

I want to experience all that God has for me.  I just have to learn to keep my eyes ON HIM.

Pastor Gillian

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