Sunday, June 28, 2015

Living Life Victorious

In your daily lives, do you see it as an adventure, 
or do you live it  quietly expecting things to "just happen". Do you hold back on doing the things you would enjoy doing because of fear
 Fear can hinder us from doing the things we love and enjoy doing.

Fear can also hinder us from doing the things we
are called as believers to do. Then we miss out on
the blessings that God has planned for our lives.

In Matthew 14:27 Jesus told Peter "It is I,be not afraid".

While Peter and the other disciples were out fishing one night, a storm came up and they were afraid. As the storm raged and the winds tossed the boat, they saw Jesus walking on the water, Peter called out to Jesus to let him come to him on the water, and Jesus said, 'Come'.   As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he walked on the water, but as soon as he took them off him he began to sink.

 We can learn from Peter's experience, when the storms of our life becomes too rough for us to handle, put our eyes of faith on the one that controls all things. 

As Jesus calmed the storms that night so many years ago, He is the same today! When life isn't going the way it should, when those in power today makes decisions that aren't Godly, keep trusting in the one that really counts, He is faithful and merciful to those that put their trust in Him.

Psalms 34:4
"I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears".

As we allow our Lord to calm our fears, be faithful and be ready.

Matthew 24: 44
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour
 as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Dear Lord, thank you that when you say"come"
we can rest in the truth that you are the same today 
as you were then, we can ''come'' to you and rest in your loving arms and find peace and encouragement for our souls, knowing you are the same yesterday, today and forever!

May your Sunday be Blessed!

Linking to Roses of Inspirations 


Kay G. said...

"Peace. Be still".
Put your hand in the hand that calmed the waters!

Alex said...

What a beautiful post, Sylvia. This spoke to me today.
: )

Linda E said...

I praise Him every day for easing pain and stress, keeping me calm, happy and I look forward to living in Eternity with Him. Have a blessed day.

NanaDiana said...

I think all of us are held back by fear in one way or another sometimes. I turn the fears over and then seem bent on taking them back and nursing them. I know we should NOT be fearful but sometimes we are. GREAT post- xo Diaan

Linda said...

I didn't make it to church this morning and there's no Sunday school during summer vacation but I am going to read the story about Peter to Jalen over breakfast, thanks for reminding me of it.

Mary Hutchins said...

There are many things in life that I fear, but I take great comfort in and call on Isaiah 41:10. He holds my hand, that verse always takes my fear away. Beautiful post today, great message. Hope your SonDay is filled with God's Blessings!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh Yes! To live the victorious life in Christ we must be willing to take that step of faith and step out of the boat. Jesus will not let us sink...He stands ready to rescue us, but He wants us to learn to trust Him and exercise our faith. The more we exercise, the stronger our faith will grow. THank you for these reminders today. You are always a wonderful encourager in the faith! Have a blessed Sunday!

Debbie Harris said...

Dearest Sylvia ~ This was a beautiful and timely post. We can look around and become so fearful with what is taking place all around us, but God is greater, and we can rest in His power.
We must remember that our God is a God of judgement, and we are certainly falling into great sin as a nation.
Oh...that we would turn our ways and hearts back to the Lord.

Bless you for this post, Sylvia.
Have a beautiful week, my friend.

Much live ~ Debbie

Debbie Harris said...

Oops, much love

Amy said...

Good Morning Sylvia! This was a beautiful post. We shouldn't fear because God is with us through all! Through everything! God's in control and we all ready know who wins in the end! So why fear?!

I hope you have a wonderful and safe Independence Day!

PS...those strawberry cookies below look amazing! I think I need to do some baking today!

Hugs to you, Amy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

VERY excellent post today, my sweet friend. Hugs.

Stephanie said...

What a phenomenal post, my friend! This was very encouraging and such a blessing to read. Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Love and hugs!