Confidence 30 Day Challenge – Women’s Ministries Retreat Devotional Day #7

Day 7:

A simple theme of confidence is Jesus’ own words to his disciples:

 “Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.  After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.  When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.  Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

When they had crossed over . . . [1]

 

When we see Jesus and embrace the power that comes from obeying His words, we too can “cross over” from fear to faith and live out that courage that Jesus offers.

In what area is Jesus asking you to be courageous? The disciples were commanded to recognize it was Jesus; look at HIM not the surrounding circumstances, then “come”…Jesus will lift you up with his faithful hand. Take the step.


[1] The New International Version. 2011 (Matthew 14:22–34). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

 

Día 7

Un tema sencillo de confianza son las propias palabras de Jesús a sus discípulos

Luego Jesús mando a sus discípulos a entrar en el bote y fueran delante de El al otro lado, mientras el despedía a la multitud. Después que los despidió, se fue al monte a orar solo. Más tarde esa misma noche estando solo, y el bote estaba lejos de la orilla, abatido por las olas y el viento en contra, poco después del amanecer Jesús fue a ellos caminando sobre el lago. Cuando los discípulos le vieron caminar sobre las aguas se asustaron en gran manera, y gritaron: “Fantasma es”. Pero Jesús inmediatamente les dijo: “No temáis, soy yo”.

“Señor si eres tú, dijo Pedro, manda que yo vaya a ti sobre las aguas”

“Ven, dijo Jesús”.

 

Luego Pedro salió del bote caminando sobre las aguas hacia Jesús. Cuando vio las olas y el viento tuvo temor, y comenzó a hundirse, entonces grito: “Señor, sálvame”. Jesús inmediatamente le tomo de las manos y lo trajo a Él y le dijo: “Oh hombre de poca fe, ¿Por qué dudaste?

Cuando ellos subieron al bote el viento ceso. Aquellos que estaban en el bote le adoraron diciendo: “Verdaderamente tu eres el Hijo de Dios”. Entonces cruzaron al otro lado del lago. 

Cuando vemos a Jesús y experimentamos el poder que viene de obedecer sus palabras, nosotros también podemos “cruzar al otro lado” de temor a fe y vivir con el valor que Jesús ofrece.

¿En cuales aéreas te está pidiendo Jesús que seas valiente? Los discípulos fueron mandados a reconocer a Jesús, mirándolo a Él, no a las circunstancias alrededor. Entonces “ven”…Jesús te  levantara con manos fieles. Da el paso.

(c) Pam Farrel www.Love-Wise.com

Pam Farrel will be one of special guests at the upcoming Florida Women’s Ministries Retreat. Continue to check back every day leading up to the retreat for a new challenge!

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