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The Fourth Watch – A Call to Prayer

“And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.”

During the “Fourth Watch” while the wind and waves were blowing, Jesus walked towards them. He intended to go past them, but saw that they were in serious trouble. He paused.

 “I am walking towards the boat. Will you get out of the boat to come closer to me or will you stay in your comfort zone in the boat; even though, in the boat the world is rocking and shaking?”

Every day, the nature of humanity is sinking lower and lower into despair; fewer people are praying than ever before. There is a need that is growing and it is a call to prayer.

When the “Inner Ticker” stirs between 3 am and 6 am; get up and pray.

“In the days of darkness my elect shall not sleep. They shall pray incessantly, and they shall not be disappointed.” We shall not be disappointed. Does that offer you a bit of hope? It does for me.

“If you are symbolically and figuratively ready, get up and step out of the boat.”

 

 

Steadfast Courage & Strength

“I will lead you out of darkness and into the Light. Stand strong and tall.”

Is there Light at the end of the tunnel? How do we get there? How does one harness the spiritual power to keep on moving when the going gets tough?

When your faith is tested, let steadfastness have its full effect. So, let it grow and as your endurance is developed, you will be complete, needing nothing. (Ja.1)

We come to the realization that God is in charge and can co-create a partnership that allows his strength to come forth and cover us, “Stand firm. Let nothing shake you. Be full of energy for the work of the Lord.” (1 Cor.)

Prepare to follow a newly charted course; pray and affirm divine order. Call on Shalom Nissi, the God who offers strength.

 “Finally, build up your strength in union with the Lord and by means of his mighty power.” (Eph. 6)

Give thanks, dear friends, God is at work. Be steadfast in faith. Let the power of the Shekinah Spirit flow through you.

“Keep what is written in the holy book on your lips and in your heart, at all times. Recite it day and night, so that you will be sure to do all that it says. Only then will you be successful on your journey; only then will you act with wisdom. I am telling you: Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be dismayed or discouraged for your God is with you wherever you go.” (Josh.1)

Darkness & Light

“I walk in the presence of the Light and I am not afraid.”*

As darkness attempts to cover the world, the Light will always prevail. Keep this truth in your heart no matter what comes down the pike.

See yourself, daily, bathed in the Light of Christ. This inner radiance dissolves anything that is not divinely planned; dis-ease, lack, loss or limitation. You are wondrous in your manifestation of self.

Your desire to pursue this path of hope and glory, in the light, is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

Always find the light in every situation no matter what and leave the plan of your life to the divine planner.

Remember: the Light is always stronger than the darkness.

“I walk with Jesus Christ and I am not afraid!”*

 

Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 80

 

 

Be Brave

You are an over-comer; more than a conqueror through the power of the Risen Christ.

Have faith, courage and understanding, this will take you far. Don’t doubt the information that you receive.

If you have a spiritual connection and you are centered before you connect, the truth will light up within you like a strong flashlight.

The ‘Inner Ticker’ races around inside of you, shouting to get your attention. All answers of truth are revealed within; reach out, pray and be.

On this Day, Let us Pray:

In the name which is above every name, in the name of Yeshua Jesus:

“We release God’s power to overcome any adversity, now, by Faith. We activate his angels that surround you to work now on your behalf; nothing can come against you. We affirm that Divine substance full of light and life flows through your Spirit, Soul and Body; where you dwell and move.” (HR)

“Never falter, go forward so boldly, so unafraid. I am beside you to help and strengthen you.” (GC)

A Vision of Hope

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“For everything that is covered with be uncovered and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell the daylight. What you hear in whispers, shout it from the roof top!” (Mt. 10: 24-33)

You know something is on the horizon. You can feel it in the air and it is good! Is this the time to waiver in your belief or boldly step out in faith?

We are not to lose heart in the process. Go straight to God and trust in his divine timing, even if the vision has not been revealed. It is not a question of what God will do, but how one proceeds. Why?

You are being shaped like a ball of dough. Can you see it? The dough ball is perfectly round and even a bit shiny on the outside? Now, add we need to add a little more flour for substance and water for blessing.

In this season, God takes us down to the “valley to batter us into the shape of that vision.” It is in the valley that so many of us give up.” Don’t give up!

If you have not a vision from God, wait in anticipation. Don’t plan the party or the outcome. Trust there is a vision, even if you can’t see it.

God says, “My vision supersedes anything you can plan in your mind. Stay the course and keep your eyes fixed on me.”

“They who wait upon the Lord shall be renewed in strength; mount up with eagles wings. They shall run and not be weary; walk and not faint. (Is. 40:31)

Follow Me!

“What is that to thee; Follow Me!” (Jn. 21:22)

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The rebirth is coming; it’s happening.

God uses ordinary people to carry out his plan.

We are being called to follow in the footsteps of Christ, moving from a life of what is familiar by stepping into the unknown. “My sheep hear my voice. I know them and they follow me.” (Jn. 10:27)

In his book, “My Utmost for His Highest”, Oswald Chambers asked this question: “Will you go out, not knowing where you are going?”

One of the most difficult questions to answer in ministry work is, “What do you expect to do, when you don’t know what you are going to do?”

“Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude.”

In the moment, God reveals to us via inspiration and insight the path we are to take.

Let your willingness be a continual expression of trust and joy.

One must learn to “go out” through her/his convictions, creeds, or experiences, until you come to the point in your faith where there is nothing between yourself and God. “For you shall go out with joy and be led out in peace.” (Is. 55:12)

“Stepping in and out with Christ requires one to get out of the way.” (Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 57)

Shoes of Peace

“God, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.” (Is. 26:3)

 

Are you wearing the “Shoes of Peace?”

In ministry and in life, our feet will take us many places.

Look at Jesus, he moved with a purpose. He was on a mission and wore the “Shoes of Peace” everywhere he went.

Even during Jesus’ most difficult and vulnerable time, his feet were still moving until they were nailed to the cross.

Once resurrected, Jesus sported a supernatural pair of shoes to move around in while visiting friends and family.

Jesus traveled beyond space and time; stepping through a wall, startling those in his midst. His first words to those gathered in that special room were, “Peace be with you.”

Do you believe you are called to be Christ’s hands and feet?

 

“For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.” (Eph. 6)

Need a Break? Rest your feet and enjoy this short clip

Peace Be With You!

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