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Monday, June 18, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Don't Think Now, Take The Road"

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June 18, 2012


DON'T THINK NOW, TAKE THE ROAD

And Peter ... walked on the water to go to Jesus. But
when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid.

Matthew 14:29-30
http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/search/?query=mt+14:29-30&sr=1

The wind was actually boisterous, the waves were actually high, but
Peter did not see them at first. He did not reckon with them, he
simply recognized his Lord and stepped out in recognition of Him, and
walked on the water. Then he began to reckon with the actual things,
and down he went instantly. Why could not our Lord have enabled him
to walk at the bottom of the waves as well as on the top of them?
Neither could be done saving by recognition of the Lord Jesus.

We step right out on God over some things, then self-consideration
enters in and down we go. If you are recognizing your Lord, you have
no business with where He engineers your circumstances. The actual
things are, but immediately you look at them you are overwhelmed, you
cannot recognize Jesus, and the rebuke comes: "Wherefore didst thou
doubt?" Let actual circumstances be what they may, keep recognizing
Jesus, maintain complete reliance on Him.

If you debate for a second when God has spoken, it is all up. Never
begin to say - "Well, I wonder if He did speak?" Be reckless
immediately, fling it all out on Him. You do not know when His voice
will come, but whenever the realization of God comes in the faintest
way imaginable, recklessly abandon. It is only by abandon that you
recognize Him. You will only realize His voice more clearly by
recklessness.

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