I’m convinced that our eyes are linked directly to our belief system. But before I get ahead of myself, our belief system is made up of all the information, teaching, and experiences we’ve had so far and all that is filed away inside the file cabinet of our mind. The beliefs that link to our heart and emotions are the strongest.
So when we know God has called us to do something and circumstances look impossible, or days into the journey the attacks come with arrows of discouragement or fear, and all we can see says “Turn back as fast as you can!” – that’s a problem. For if we only depend on what we can see with our eyes, then our faith will be very short-sighted!
They say the place of miracles is when we have nothing left that we can see and we have to depend on God. He wants us to know Him this way – to know that nothing is impossible for Him, that nothing in our earthly life causes Him to worry, and nothing makes Him sweat.
If we leave God out of our equation, then we only have us and our problem, but when we include Him, anything is possible.
Me + my problem = Me and my problem
Me + my problem + God’s solution yet unseen = Anything is Possible!
When Jesus came walking on the water and the disciples saw Him and were afraid, He assured them by saying “Hey guys! It’s Me, Jesus!” Peter was bold enough to say, “Then call me to come out to you on the water!” Jesus replied, “Come!” As soon as Peter became more aware of the stormy waves about his feet than he was about the miracle of Jesus, he started to sink, and so will we. Jesus was just beyond what Peter could see physically and reaching out, lifted him up out of what wanted to drown him.
When it’s hardest, let’s practice keeping our eyes fixed on the only One who is above every earthly circumstance, the miracle-working God who created us and all we see, and may we and keep going. Jesus will be there to take hold of us when the seas of life are roughest and lift us up above them.
The place of miracles! Isn’t that the best place to be? It grows us and grows our faith and we get opportunity to “walk on the water” that wants to drown our dreams. Thankful we have a Father God who is faithful, forgiving, and full of grace!
From the desk by the window on a dew covered morning where the world is quiet.
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(c) Robin L. Lewis, Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, Sept. 3, 2015