Monday, November 3, 2008

Water Seahorses

Do you remember those little spongy looking seahorses in a container, that you could order out of a magazine, and when you added water, they immediately started to grow? Sometimes that is how we take care of our problems. We keep throwing water on them (we keep speaking them) that they can't help but to grow. The more you speak something, the more you give it life. If we would learn to speak the word over our problem, and replace what we say with the word of GOD, then our faith would grow and not our problem.

What sort of water seahorses do you have, that you continue to water, and they continue to grow? Are they health problems, financial problems, relationship problems, employment problems? What are you speaking over them, the word of GOD, or what the world says about them? Remember Jesus said, let us go to the other side. If Jesus brought you to this, He will bring you through it. Have you prayed and asked the LORD for guidance in the area you need his help with? When you call on Him, He immediately answers you. Sometimes you may not see an immediate response, that is why you have to stay focused on the word, and not the world, (the problem). Just like the seahorses, they had to dry out before they shrunk back to almost nothing, to being insignificant. How much water you have thrown on your problem, will determine how much drying out they need to do, to get back to being insignificant again.
Remember when Peter tried to walk on water, he did well until he took his eyes off the LORD and put them on his surroundings.

Matt. 14 v 28-31......And Peter answered Him and said , "LORD, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord save me!" And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?".....

Did you notice that when Peter cried out to Jesus, He immediately pulled him up. That is important for us to understand that Jesus immediately responds to us when we cry out to Him. Remember Jesus said "Come", just like when He told them they would cross to the other side in the boat, and the storm came, and they were all afraid. He told them they would cross to the other side. He is telling you the same thing. Call out on Him and have faith and He will get you to the other side of your problem.

John 6 v 18-21.....Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.....

You see first of all they were half way across, the sea is 6 miles wide, and they had already gone half way, so they were deep into their problem. Then the winds picked up making their problems even worse, but then Jesus came and they willingly called out to Him and received Him into their boat, (their lives) with their faith now in Him, they were immediately where they needed to be on the other side (of the problem).

We need to do the same, we need to place our Faith in the LORD, that He is bigger than any problem we will ever face, and know that He will bring us out on the other side. We need to know that He immediately hears us when we cry out to Him, and then we need to stay focused on Him and His word, and let Him bring us through. AMEN!

Remember to vote tomorrow if you have not already done so, and remember to pray before you vote, and remember to vote the Bible and you can't go wrong.


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