Words from the past can heal the present:
The winds of change blow this way and that way. We never know which way the winds will blow in our lives.
“About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!
Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that His disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while He sent the people home.
After sending them home, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. Night fell while He was there alone.
Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.”
Keep yourself anchored in and God the Light, and all will be well.
Remember the words of Jesus,” Don’t be afraid,” He said. “Take courage. I am here! ”
When the wind blows and you feet are firmly planted on the ground, the wind does not blow directly at you, but can flow around you.
‘Yes, come,’ Jesus said. “So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. ‘Save me, Lord!’ Peter shouted.”
This is the miracle- God is present in every situation or experience in our lives, both good and bad. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed Peter. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
This is a given – the wind will eventually settle and the sea of life will calm down.
“And when they got back into the boat the wind died down.”
How do I know this?
There is fruit in prayer.
It is during the times of trial and tribulation that one can see the fruit of prayer, and know how far one has come in her/his prayer life.
It is in the daily task of praying that we trust in God to take care of the details.
If this is the day my life changes, questions such as “Am I ready?” “Do I have trust in God?”
There is no choice, only change, and with change the constant in life is prayer.
Jesus says, “Give me your pain of being a spiritual pilgrim during these changing times. Give me your baggage of life and your burdens. I will carry them for you just as I carried my cross.” (30 Messages of Hope, Message #1 Prayer, Page 8)
Prayer is hope for today and trust in tomorrow!
What you cannot do is change conditions, events are events.
What you can do is pray all the way through a situation.
If one is concerned about her/his labor, see the Father as the giver of all.
Lack is not of God. Lack is of the world.
Abundance is of heaven.
Abundance is mindset and action.
“Fix our eyes on Jesus”, run the race with the Light of the World.
If you are concerned about a family member, remember this:
“All are under the shadow and the protection of God almighty.”
We spoke recently about sending the “Light of Love” to areas of disturbance. The deep part within man can also be an area of disturbance, just like the ocean waters.
After you center yourself in prayer, fill yourself up with the “Light of Love”, and send it to those with whom you are so concerned with.
Catch a vision of yourself resting comfortably in the arms of Christ.
See yourself in comfort and see your loved one’s embraced and comforted as well.
There is no separation in time or being.
Last week, I encouraged each of you to “Go Deep”, take a moment and reflect on that inner most part of your being.
There is a direct parallel between the issues in the body of water known as the “Gulf”, and the issues deep within man.
For it was written that the changes would come about, and the seas would rise, shift and change; so it is that man must rise, shift and change.
Just as there is a core in the earth; there is a core within man.
The core that resonates a strong and tall vibration is fear.
Fear is the variance of evil within man at this time.
You see, every time there is a shift or change in the earth there is a shift or change within man.
The earth, she will do what she needs to do as it is.
Man, however, has a choice. She/he can choose to stay in a state of fear or hopelessness, or ascend to a new level of seeing and being.
Man can choose to stay in a state of fear or hopelessness, or ascend to a new level of being and seeing.
This week, take a moment to check your fear meter.
If fear is at the core of your being, pray and bring that issue to the surface to have a look at the reflection of self and life!
“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. In whose hand is the soul of every living thing and the breath of all mankind? With him are wisdom, courage and strength. He has counsel and understanding.” (Job)
When we look at the body of water in the gulf we realize there is a direct parallel reality that exists within man.
The human body is composed of water and the gulf is composed of water.
Any impurities within the body travel through the bloodstream, causing infections, dis-ease, imbalance, which is a lack of ease or balance.
The same impurity is within the gulf. You find dis-ease in the marine life. See how the animals are confused?
When issues or imbalances in the system or universe come about, something needs to be done, a cleansing of sorts.
The imbalance relates to the shift and the crevices that are deep within your earth.
The same type of shake up is happening within the deepest part of man.
“I am the gentleness of your heart. Yet, I am a mighty rush of wind to your Spirit, when the wave comes over you, ‘It’s me’, Holy Spirit!”
Do you have a foundation in Christ or is your foundation in the world?
Is your spiritual foundation shaky?
I am your rock and your salvation!
“Come unto me” you who are weary, worn and weak, and “I will give you rest.”