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“Jesus Christ To The Rescue!”

Matthew 14:22-29
Jesus Christ To The Rescue

“A short story”

Today’s nuggets of empowerment will be in short story form:

 

The bluimagestery winds taunted them with its chilling howl and banshee like shrieks, as they struggled to maintain their stance within the violently rocking vessel.  Fear of their fishing boat capsizing gripped their heart, and “the end” appeared imminent.

As the rippling waves of the sea, so were the feelings of abandonment and betrayal that engulfed their being as they remembered that their Lord insisted that they take this journey. How could He allow this to happen to them? Had they not obeyed His commandment to journey to the other side? Did He suddenly lose His omniscient ability to foresee the trial that they were destined to face? How could the man that they had forsaken all for now forsake them?

Exhausted from their futile attempt to survive the storm without their Master’s presence all seemed hopeless. Hopeless, that is, until peering through the thick darkness of the night, they beheld a mystique figure leisurely strolling upon the salty sea waves as casually as one walking in the park on a cool summer day . Fear had now progressed to sheer and unparalleled trepidation as the figure continued to glide towards them. As they braced themselves for an encounter with this unknown, a soothing and reassuring voice, like that of a mother, calling to her terror-stricken child, subdued the wailing wind with these eight simple words: “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!

 

 Life Application:

You word today…whatever you have been going through Jesus Christ is coming to your rescue!  Know this:

  • You DID not hear God wrong! Yes, he told you to venture out and take the journey of faith that you are on!

 

  • Though it may appear that your obedience to God has yielded nothing but friction and has propelled you into a storm be reassured that it was orchestrated to show you another level of His Omnipotence.

 

  • Don’t attempt to survive the storm without Christ; it will leave you listless.

 

  • Take courage. He knew what you were going to endure this BEFORE He sent you out….and  He is going to show up for you and prove to YOU that He was with you all along!

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“Take a Step Back”

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

“So I run with purpose in evimg_4659ery step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified”.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, as we endeavor to encourage to inspire, to motivate, to empower, to minister & to bless others; it is important that we remember our own human frailties.  Yes, we should absolutely pursue ministry & fulfilling our life’s purpose, but our main objective should always be ensuring that we are in right standing with God. How sad would it be for us to become inundated with ministry tasks such as preaching, praying for others, building & expanding, giving, visiting the sick, and such the like, and we ourselves end up missing the Promised Land? Oh,Yes!…. It can happen…just ask Moses (see: Numbers 20:9-12).

The Apostle Paul was cognoscente of the dangers of becoming so consumed with ministry tasks that it jeopardized his spiritual health. He realized that just as an athlete must keep physically fit in order to qualify to win at his sport; he too had to stay spiritually fit in order to qualify to win the crown of life that was promised to those of us who endure to the end. (See: James 1:12)

Brothers and Sisters, there comes a time when we must slow down, and simply spend time in the presence of the Lord fasting, praying, worshiping, praising, and reading the Word of God. This may mean not accepting all invitations and appointments that are offered to us. It may also mean reevaluating our calendar and shifting and canceling engagements to free us up to allow time for our own spiritual renewal.

Jesus, our Lord and Savior, also understood the need to take a break from the business of life and ministry in order to refresh himself in the presence of the Lord.. Luke 4:22 states, “and he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

Returning to the basics of relationship with God, and truly allowing him to reign as King in our hearts, will help us to remain spiritually healthy and focused. Today, I challenge you to reevaluate your schedule and determine whether or not you have left God out of it. If you have, then I encourage you to do as Christ did, withdraw yourself from it temporarily, get a stone’s cast away, kneel down, pray, and refresh yourself in God’s presence. Taking a step back will allow you to be more effective in the Kingdom.

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#motivational #christianbookclub#christianbooks #christianbook #christianbookstore

#christianblogger#christianblog #preacher #mentor #motivation #motivationalspeaking #womenempowerment
#motivational speaker #Gospel #church #faith #women #prayer
#Jesus #Jesuschrist #God #Bible #Thewordofgod #christianauthor
#heartofawoman
#empowerment #relationships #God #pentecostal #mentorship
#womensministry #author #Amazon #books #ChristianNonFiction
#comingsoon #ebooks #faith #goodreads
#inspirational #Kindle #KindleUnlimited #marriage
#newlywed #paperback #readers
#SheriAllenCurvin #afterthestormpublishing
#peaceinthestormpublishing #imanifaithpublishing
#jessicarobinsonpresents #theofficialimprint @ATS_Publishing @PITS_Publishing
@elissagabrielle @elissagabrielleentertainment
#sherabimallen #sherabimcurvin #sharel Gordon-love #sharelgordon-love