This morning I have been studying about Peter walking on the water. In Matthew 14: 28-32, it speaks of Jesus walking on the water and Peter asking to join Him. He was able to do this until he had doubts and the wind became boisterous, so he became fearful. This is just as applicable today as in Biblical times. It makes no difference how long Peter walked before he started sinking, the Christ was right there where he was. Today, it matters not how long we have been struggling with a relationship problem or a health issue, the Christ is right here to comfort, guide and heal. Matthew 14:31 states, “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” All we ever need to do is to mentally reach out to see the Truth and it will be revealed to us. Asking God for bread (understanding), we are never given a stone (confusion).
There was a time when my prayers consisted of pleading for myself and immediate family or friends and then, humanly outlining the outcome. It would have never occurred to me to pray for the world. Somewhere along the way, my desire to know more about God and my relationship to Him expanded. Humbly, I learned to still my thoughts and listen for guidance and direction. That time, to me, is being on Holy Ground. And yes, my prayers include the world and asking to see what God sees in every situation.
Often I begin my prayer with Psalm 100:4 where it reads, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” I am then, ready to listen.
Everything we have belongs to God, so I am not so sure, He could or would have a bad relationship, a disease of any kind or a lack of supply. Accept this as Truth and it will set you free. God’s world is our classroom and His word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire.'”
Recently, while reading a spiritual article, the author said in a paragraph, “As we look beyond the immediate object we’re waiting for –the job, the relationship, the physical healing — and focus on deepening our understanding of God, we find patience replacing impatience, love dissolving ego and self-will, and hope supplanting fear. The unfoldment in our thinking is evidence of God’s presence. The outcome is healing.”
So many times, I have witnessed this in my own life and always when I have yielded to God rather than trying to outline and use human will!