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a drown

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And He said- “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat and walked
on the water and came towards Jesus.
But seeing the wind, he became afraid, and began to sink,
he cried out saying, “Lord, save me!”
Matthew 14 : 29

Peter was confident that Jesus could make it possible for him to walk on water.
He stepped out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus.
But then he let his own strength,
his own willpower, and trust in himself get in the way.
He became afraid when he suddenly realized that his
OWN accomplishments
were insufficient to keep him on top of the water.

What does this teach us?
It says that we must keep our eyes on Jesus
and trust Him for our needs and salvation.
If in anyway we depend on our performance –
the stormy winds of uncertainty will
sweep away our assurance of salvation in Christ and Him alone.

Wesley’s experience gives us two important points.
He realized that the merits of Christ had the roots of his assurance.
Nothing he said or did  could ever provide him salvation.
For us to think otherwise steals from God the glory.
After Wesley’s conversion his self-denying life;
was to him now the “Fruit of holiness.”  
The grace of God in Christ is the Christian’s hope,
and that ‘Grace’ will be manifested -in obedience

“You will know them by their fruits”. {Matthew 7:20}
What is the fruit of depending on Christ for our salvation?
It is more devotion and faithful obedience and selflessness.
But if it is ‘carelessness in spiritual things,
self- confidence and a decision to depend on oneself.’ –
We can be sure that we have  failed
to understand God’s leading by faith alone.

With our assurance of our salvation solely
on the merits of Christ -we will burn with the desire to share
this glorious and God’s free GRACE to everyone.

“Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.”
{John 1:29}
Let our crucified and risen Lord;  our Savior, be the center of our attention;
Our hopes and our desires.
May this be what we want for ourselves-
and not only for us alone but to share it with everyone.

HAPPY  SABBATH

 

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Posted April 29, 2013 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Personal Thoughts.

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