Thought for Today – A Ministry of John Palatucci

Good morning,

Thought for today

“And the sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.” them (Exodus 14:22) When the children of Israel came out of the bondage in Egypt they had to put their feet in the Red Sea even thought they could not know for certain the water would not come crashing down over. Later when they came to the Jordan River (Joshua 3:13 recounts), “And it shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above shall stand in one heap.” In each account the Children of Israel had to first take a step, timid and fearful though they may have been. In the New Testament we read in Matthew 14:26-31 that Peter got out of the boat at the Lord’s invitation and stepped onto the water and was able to walk on it until he took his eyes off Jesus. In all three of these circumstances the water was probably turbulent and set fear in their hearts. Following an act of obedience on the part of the person/people involved, God’s power was manifested. The dry land and the boat are familiar and appear safer than the alternative. However, the only way we will know the full provision of the Lord is to step into the challenge we face and the waters will part or we get out of the “boat” and walk across the storm we face. Step into or onto the water and see the Lord work. Remember that Peter did not start to sink until he looked at the circumstances (storm) instead of focusing on Jesus’ word, “Come” as He stood in perfect peace in the storm. We may experience many choppy waters in our lives but Jesus is not troubled by them. He stretches out His arms and holds us up when we cry out to Him

Lord God, thank You that no matter what things seem to be, I need to step out. To step out of the boat, to step on dry land, step out of the wilderness, and trust that You are in complete control of the outcome. When I make a mistake, You will turn it for the good. When much confusion rears it’s ugly head, You will quench it. Thank You for the brothers and sisters here, that commit to pray for the needs and concerns of others. Bless them today, in Jesus name,

 

Blessings in Christ

 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

 

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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