Good Monday Morning!
How body? Hope body dey kakaraka?
I prophesy that it is well with you and everything that concerns you is perfected in Jesus name. Today, I do not want to waste time with intros because I feel I just want to pore out my heart.
I originally did not know what God wanted me to share today & I had already started writing on a topic God has been teaching me on; but I knew within in my Spirit that it was a word for another day.
My Church here, ‘The Ambassadors’ is on a 10 day fast towards our 10th anniversary at the end of the month. We’ve been meeting 5:30am to 6:30am everyday for the fast. In this period, God has been dealing with me on my purpose, which you guys already know because I haven’t been able to be quiet about it. Yesterday, He was saying something about using my abilities & talents in His house. To do that, I might have to change my unit(though I’m still waiting on Him to teach me the depth of what He’s saying about it).
To cut the long story short, when I was about to break my fast, I spent time with Him & prayed. Out of the blue, I started singing ‘Trust & obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust & obey.’ I then knew that that was another message on it’s own.
Peter, suddenly bold, said,”Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.”
He said, “Come ahead.”
Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!”
Today, let’s focus a bit on the “Come ahead.”
Let’s imagine you were Peter, living in Jesus’s time & seeing the great miracles He performed face to face. Still, if Jesus asked you to get out of a boat and walk on water towards Him, will you? Sometimes, I think many of us wouldn’t even ask in the first place to walk towards Jesus. At least, Peter was bold and first asked.
Sometimes, even when we do not ask, God calls us to “Come ahead”, but we’re so used to our comfort zone that we’d rather stay where we are than move!
I understand that there’s a form of stability in a comfort zone, but God calls us to more & more & more & more. However, we lack trust!
My friend who’s on the way to publishing her second book(who also helped push me to pen this post), talked in this post on how she went about distributing invitation letters to her book reading when the money to do so wasn’t in hand. But God!!! I think that’s trust!
Sometimes, trust walks blindly, depending on only the sight of Christ.
There’s really no need to trust God when you already have everything in place. Peter would have had no need to trust Jesus if He had called him to walk towards Him on a pavement or paved-road. We’re walking about walking on water here, only trust can allow one do that!
As you’re reading, I am assured that God is reminding you(and I) the things He has asked us to trust Him on/for that we’re still afraid to trust & “Come ahead”. God just placed an example in my head, why does a child that’s playfully thrown up by his/her parent laugh? Shouldn’t the child be scared that the parent will drop him/her?
The answer is trust. That Child trusts that the parent will never allow him/her fall.
We also should carelessly throw fear out the window and laugh hysterically as God throws us up. He’s always going to catch us.
All we need do is trust Him.
Trust in my dictionary is explained beautifully as “Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.” The definition I particularly like is “Dependence upon something in the future; HOPE!”
Throw caution to the wind.
Begin to walk on water and trust God like you’ve never ever done before. He will not let you fall.
I feel particularly blessed with this message today.
God, I am heeding to your “Come ahead” today. I trust you and am walking on water towards you.
Make me brave Lord! Make me brave!
Have a glorious week ahead everyone!
I love love love you.