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    Posted: May 21 2009 at 9:17am

Taking Risks
 
Demonstrating mature faith can seem like risky business. Perhaps God has called you to an assignment that made you say, “What? There’s no way I could do that!” The truth is, however, that the Lord calls His followers to radical obedience every day. And when we hear Him speak, He expects us to act!
Just think about what the disciples in the boat must have thought in Matthew 14:22And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.    23And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.;  when Peter stepped out onto the water: He’s crazy! Somebody grab him! Nevertheless, Peter trusted the call of Christ.
Isn’t it interesting that Peter had no trouble walking on the water until he took his eyes off Jesus? As long as his total focus was on Christ, he was fine. Yet, when he allowed himself to be distracted by human fears, he fell neck-deep in trouble—literally!
This demonstrates an important principle: When doubts prevent us from obeying God, we are doomed to failure. But when we step out in faith, God always assumes full responsibility for the consequences of our obedience.
The story of Peter’s walk on the lake teaches us three things. First, we can trust that God will call us into challenging situations which force us to face our fears. Second, we are assured of the enduring presence of Christ, who stands ready to rescue us when we cry out to Him. Third, we know that the Spirit of God will never let us fall beyond His reach.
GOD IS ABLE
by Smokie Norful
 
 
God is able, God is able
God is able and He won't fail
God is able, God is able
God is able and He won't fail

Tell me who can make a mountain
Move out of my way
And who can make a miracle
Because of my faith
And when the doctor says no
Who can still say yes
And when I'm in trouble
Who's right there to help me pass every test

God is able, God is able
God is able and He won't, won't fail

Tell me who can make a river
Out of a little stream
And who can tell the clouds
To roll back so that the sun can look at me
And who can tell the wind to whistle through the trees
And when I'm in trouble who is the same God
That will come down and rescue me

God is able, God is able
God is able and He won't fail

He won't fail
He won't fail
Don't you dare give up
Don't you dare give in
God won't fail

God is able, God is able
Tell you God is able and He won't
no...God won't, He won't fail
God won't, He'll never leave
Never forsake you
No He won't fail
He'll be there till the end
God won't fail, He won't fail
 


Be blessed , Debra
"Life is God's gift to you; what you become is your gift to Him."
Praying His Promises bless your day!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2009 at 11:24pm
wow the sweetest thing ive ever read.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2009 at 12:08am
omg! i just wrote an article called taking risks, and now i c this one! lololololol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2009 at 4:57am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2009 at 8:43am
Thanks once again, Nella. This article was so timely. My new job was a risk although its related to what I am used to ;but with a twist that had me looking like thisConfused when the Father lead me to it. I didn't think I could handle some of the requirements of the position.
 
It wasn't until he placed me around my new co-workers, who explained what was expected of us that the light bulb clicked on. The Father showed me that He hadn't led me to an unfamilar place; but a new one where I had to take the risk of trusting HIm to experience something new and to learn and grow. Thanks be to God and thanks again for posting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2009 at 10:04am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2009 at 12:16pm
thanks! I really needed to read this!
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