My Desire is His Command

“The Bride (Tried by Fire and Bound by God’s Love)”-Alicia R. Shipe

Matthew 14:27-28 – But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

Notice that Peter said, “…command me to come…”.

To me, that in itself is a bold move to command Lord Jesus to command. Jesus’ reply was “Come.”

How many times have we read the words in the Bible, tried our hardest to apply what we read, went up after Sunday service for prayer (either for helps, confirmation, or affirmation) only to come back home or get back to our routine and forget everything we just encountered? How many times have we been so taken over and overwhelmed by Holy Spirit to be used for the one vs. the ninety-nine only to be stopped by the flesh (either our own or another’s)? We know what happened to Peter in this scene. He almost drowned because his doubt in withstanding the winds came forth. Jesus reached out His Hand after Peter cried out, “…save me…”. Continue reading

Love’s Truth

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“Joan of Arc” in mind
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Psalm 11In the Lord I put my trust;
How can you say to my soul,
“Flee as a bird to your mountain”?

For look! The wicked bend their bow,
They make ready their arrow on the string,
That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.
If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?

The Lord is in His holy temple,
The Lord’s throne is in heaven;
His eyes behold,
His eyelids test the sons of men.
The Lord tests the righteous,
But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
Upon the wicked He will rain coals;
Fire and brimstone and a burning wind
Shall be the portion of their cup.

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