Keep Recognizing Jesus

The wind really was boisterous and the waves really were high, but Peter didn’t see them at first. He didn’t consider them at all; he simply recognized his Lord, stepped out in recognition of Him, and “walked on the water.” Then he began to take those things around him into account, and instantly, down he went. Why couldn’t our Lord have enabled him to walk at the bottom of the waves, as well as on top of them? He could have, yet neither could be done without Peter’s continuing recognition of the Lord Jesus.

We step right out with recognition of God in some things, then self-consideration enters our lives and down we go. If you are truly recognizing your Lord, you have no business being concerned about how and where He engineers your circumstances. The things surrounding you are real, but when you look at them you are immediately overwhelmed, and even unable to recognize Jesus. Then comes His rebuke, “…why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31). Let your actual circumstances be what they may, but keep recognizing Jesus, maintaining complete reliance upon Him.

If you debate for even one second when God has spoken, it is all over for you. Never start to say, “Well, I wonder if He really did speak to me?” Be reckless immediately— totally unrestrained and willing to risk everything— by casting your all upon Him. You do not know when His voice will come to you, but whenever the realization of God comes, even in the faintest way imaginable, be determined to recklessly abandon yourself, surrendering everything to Him. It is only through abandonment of yourself and your circumstances that you will recognize Him. You will only recognize His voice more clearly through recklessness— being willing to risk your all.

Bible in One Year: Nehemiah 10-11; Acts 4:1-22

2 thoughts on “Keep Recognizing Jesus”

  1. hsnpoor says:

    Kassa70x7, I stand in agreement with your prayer concerns. May God help and have mercy on whom he will help and have mercy and may we agree even if we don’t understand as nevertheless, HIS Will be done.

  2. kassa70x7 says:

    Please pray for the persecuted Church of Christ. Christians are being massacred by Muslims and hate groups all over the world… And Please, pray for the excuted 9 African Americans in Charleston, South Carolaina, African American Chrch. The executioner in the Chrch shooting is Dylann Storm Roof who is just caught an hour ago at this writting.

    Please pray for our enemies that they will know Christ and we must forgive them for they don’t know waht they do. Pray for America to be united, as one Nation under God is WE ought to be and to bring back God in our schools and government. Let America become once again, a Nation of in GOD WE TRUST.
    In Jesus name,

    Immanuel.

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