Sunday, April 4

Its Time To Get Out Of The Boat

Welcome Sisters, Come join me as I indulge in a cup of Oolong tea, its considered
a white tea. Tea connoisseurs classify the tea by its aroma (often floral or fruity), taste and aftertaste (often melony). Oolongs comes in either roasted (炭焙) or light (密香) Its a light tea which is good for your tummy.

Spring is a time of renewal. Its time to clean your house and throw away all the stuff. But its is also a time we celebrate Easter the resurrection of Christ. But
as we to grow closer to the Lord. What is the Lord telling you to get rid of in our spirtiual and emotional house. You can't move in life unless to take the step to first get out of the boat.

Jesus sends his disciples ahead of him in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. During the journey the disciples encounter a storm. Jesus comes to them, walking on the water. This terrifies the disciples and they think they are seeing a ghost. Jesus tells them in verse 27, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

Peter replies, "Lord, if it's you, tell me to come to you on the water." So Jesus invites Peter to come. Peter gets out of the boat and begins walking on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter takes his eyes off Jesus and sees the wind and waves, he begins to sink.

Peter cries out to the Lord and Jesus catches Peter. As they climb into the boat together, the storm ceases. Then the disciples worship Jesus, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

Jesus wants us to learn that:
• Spending time alone in pray to God is very improtant in our busy schedule.

• Recognize God in the middle of your "storms."

• Do not take your eyes off Jesus and focus on your problems or surroundings.

• Don't let your faith falters. Peter, even in his fear, cries out to the Lord,
the only one who can help him.

• When we have Jesus "in our boat" the storms of life will be calmed and we can worship Him.

TAKE A MOMENT TO THINK:
Though we may not walk across water, we will go through difficult, faith-testing circumstances. Are you looking to Jesus and his miraculous power for help?

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