Are you tired of staying in your boat and not stepping out onto the water where Jesus is calling you?
Are you getting tired yet of being only a listener and not also a do-er? Faith without works is dead. Is yours dying? Or has it already died?
Turn your eyes to Jesus, draw near to him and He WILL draw near to you. He can and does restore.
If you feel Him calling you out of your comfort zone but you know you would be uncomfortable so you dont go then you are missing out on God’s blessings for you. The Holy Spirit is a comforter and a helper.
I didn’t know how badly I wanted to step out of my self-comforting boat until I changed churches, I joined the small groups in my church (which are very much promoted by our pastors), I started actively pursuing God, and I want to know the REAL comforter who comforts in every situation, especially out on the water.
If He who lives in me is greater than he who lives in the world then why would i want to stay in my little boat. If my God is for me who can be against me. He wants to be mine and your protector and provider. He wants you to trust Him so he can show you and those around you how great He is. Why? Because He loves us all to death. Literally! And His Holy Spirit was his deposit, His guarantee.
If you are ready to step out, be prepared, because it is not an easy lifestyle once you’ve fully surrendered.
2 Timothy 3:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)
12 Indeed, all who delight in pursuing righteousness and are determined to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be hunted and persecuted [because of their faith].
2 Timothy 3:12 New Living Translation (NLT)
12 Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Now ask yourself:
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE PERSECUTED FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN?
THIS SHOULD WORRY YOU AND STRETCH YOU. I want to challenge you.
And when you pray,
Don’t pray “if it is your will God”. If everything that happens is already in God’s will/plan then why do you pray? You might mess up God’s plan.
But he does know what will be.
Pray with confidence and expectation because with God it is always yes and amen and every good and perfect thing comes from Him ❤☝
If you know God as anything but Love then you do not know Him. Only satan comes to steal, kill and destroy and most of all he wants to crush your faith and relationship with the Father.