You have declared this day that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in his ways, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws, and that you will obey him.  And the Lord has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands.  He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he promised.
Question: Have you declared this day that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in all his ways? If not… why not? What’s getting in the way of you making that declaration?
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.”
Question: What has Jesus called you to do to serve him that will require you to get out of your comfort zone?
Question: In what area of your life do you need to trust God more? How are you planning to do that (what steps will you take)?
Question: What present storm are you experiencing that will calm as soon as you trust God and begin to worship him and recognize him for who he truly is?
2 Thessalonians 3:5 –
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
Question: Are you prayerfully and intentionally seeking the Lord’s direction for your life? If not… why not?
Question: Are you walking in the beauty and power of God’s love? If not… why not?
Question: Are you persevering in your pilgrimage with Christ, trusting and obeying him in the midst of the valleys as well as the mountain tops (and all points in-between)?
Question: Is there any place you want to give up? How can you keep moving forward with Christ? What’s your plan?
And these two great questions I got from Oswald Chambers this morning…
- Is Jesus Christ more and more dominating every interest in my life?
- Am I taking time to abide in Christ?
For the Pilgrim’s Progress,