Father, I come to you asking for your grace to make me new in the way I look at things, especially how I view people. Please cleanse my heart and make me new in my mind and my spirit. I want to live each day of this coming year sharing your love, empowered by your Spirit, and aware of your grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. 🙏
Life is a storm, yet Jesus calmly walks on the surface.
We think we can follow him, though it looks impossible.
Then he himself calls us, and as we hear his voice, we are filled with courage.
We step out of the metaphorical boat of our safe assumptions and self-made protection in order to follow him.
Our faith fails as we are distracted from looking at Jesus and instead look at the wind and waves around us, and we feel as though we are drowning.
Yet Jesus reaches out and rescues us, and takes us once again to a place of safety 🙏