Tuesday, 31 March 2015
“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” Matthew 14:30 (KJV)
Let your eyes be filled with the word and not the circumstances around you. Let the word not depart from your eye. What you hear will determine the actions that you will take in life. Peter began to sink when he took his eyes off the word. Peter was called by the Lord to come to him on the water in Matthew 14, but while he was walking on the water, doing this supernatural act quite naturally, the scripture says that Peter began to look around. He lost focus. He began to see all that was happening around him. He saw the wind approaching forcefully and the devil told him that human beings can’t walk on water; immediately, Peter began to sink. Child of God, stay focussed. Never listen to the devil’s lies. Don’t allow him to distract you.
You will sink when you fail to allow the word to stay before your eyes. That means there are some books that you have to throw away. Some music you have to switch off. There are some radio stations and television channels that you have to tune out of and some websites that you have to shut down. Some movies you must not watch because they will not edify you; rather, they will defile you. Some disciplines you must maintain as a child of God to fight for your life and that of your family.
There are many voices speaking today; they are the voices of reasoning, culture, politics, and tradition. They will speak to you if you are not careful. If you are not careful, because of the pressure you are under, the devil will give you scriptures that do not exist. He will give you phrases like, “heaven helps those who help themselves”. You have to train the eyes of your mind to recognize those scriptures that are of God and to stay focussed on them. Hebrews 5:14 says, “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (KJV). This means that you have to commit yourself to constantly practicing the word of God. By doing so, you will always be able to distinguish between voices.
I declare to you today that you will not be distracted. Your eyes shall remain focussed on God’s word and you will arrive at your destination in Jesus name.
Further reading: Hebrews 5:1-14 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Judges 11-12, Evening-Luke 6:1-26