Thursday, August 28, 2014

WALK ON WATER

Many times people think that God is unfair, so they stop going to church and stop praying altogether. They seem to think that being religious is a ticket to a life free of any problems at all.

God never said that this life would be easy. However, through his cross, Jesus gives meaning to suffering and his grace gives us the power to overcome the challenges of life.

…All too often we become completely discouraged when trials and tribulations batter the boat of life. We be…come so blinded by the difficulty that we think that God has abandoned us. “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” We need to see God in the middle of the storm. It may take some time for the storm to disappear, but he is there, he is always present. Only through the eyes of faith can we see the loving presence of God in the middle of the tempest.

…So many people are afraid to get out of the boat. Past failures and present disappointments keep people frozen in time, unable to move on to a better life. We must never be afraid of failure. Success can only be achieved by taking risks. We must not focus on the past; instead we should look forward with hope to a new beginning. We must place all of our confidence in Jesus and walk on water.

He calls you to get out of the boat and to walk on water.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CONTRITION


"Legalistic remorse says, ‘I broke God’s rules,’ 
while real repentance says, ‘I broke God’s heart’.