Remember . . . we are God’s beloved.
Remember . . . we are forgiven.
Remember . . . God’s Grace is sufficient.
Remember . . . our purpose in life is to bring God Glory!
Jesus Walks on the Water
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:22-33
Remember we are a work in progress. If you are reading this, then God is not finished with you yet! As long as we are living, God is working in us and through us to bring Glory to His Name. How? – by being obedient and keeping our eyes on him. That is our purpose in life. The purpose is the same for each of us, but how God works in us and through us is unique to each and every person.
If we can but truly grasp this purpose in our life, then we can better understand and celebrate the challenges we face. If our purpose is to bring Him Glory then in each and every challenge, His Glory can shine through us.
If you are in a season of routine, where everything seems to be “ok”, remember there are those in a difficult season who God may be calling you to assist – Remember your purpose and bring Glory to His Name.
If you are in a season of challenge – a major illness, a death, a move, a change of employment, a divorce, a marriage, a birth – Remember your purpose and bring Glory to His Name.
If you are in the final season, remember His timing is perfect and even in dying we are His . . . Remember your purpose and bring Glory to His Name.
God has placed us in this moment for a purpose. Remember, that eternity meets us in this moment . . . and our purpose is to bring God glory.