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  1. The Word Must Begin With True Intimacy.

    I have worked out why I have returned to this devotional for the 3rd time. It’s to do with intimacy, it’s all about intimacy, it is a intimate relationship with Christ that I have missed out on.

    And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. (Matthew 14: 29).

    The devotional “Learning To Walk On Water” has summed up what essentially has been bugging.

    Last night I had a revelation, I was walking out to Jesus on water, as soon as the water got to ankle hight I stopped.

    Yeap, I stopped.

    It was an indication of my current level of faith. I was looking down at my ankles and the water that was covering them and nothing else.

    It all starts with beautiful surrender, I have realised that I have never fully surrendered. 20 years of living a mediocre Christian life, followed by renouncing Christ as a result of a faith crisis that lasted another 12 years =32 years.

    Peace Rather Than Understanding

    YET ANOTHER DEVOTIONAL THAT HAS POINTED TO A ISSUE THAT DISTRACTED me from The glory of God.

    For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace… (1 Corinthians 14:33)

    I never new Christ, I have been holding onto the flesh, I never gave Christ the opportunity to take hold of me fully. I never surrenderd fully, I have been baptised and I have never fully surrendered the flesh.

    It’s taken 32 years to realise that I have been in a deep state of consistent, continual confusion.

    I never left the shore-line, So here I am Lord Jesus, back again and now I am putting my trust in you so that I may come to know you for the first time. Amen🙏🏾

  2. I have extracted the entire devotional.

    Peace Rather Than Understanding

    For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace… (1 Corinthians 14:33)

    Confusion is a part of life, and all of us will face times where there simply are no answers – grief, tragedy, loss, disappointment… these are all moments where we encounter the unanswerable ‘why?’ If we could only understand, it would be easier to deal with, easier to accept, easier to forgive and let go and move on.

    The problem with faith is that it precludes understanding. We’re to come as little children, and God says He uses the foolish things to confound the wise. The Kingdom of Heaven is founded not on understanding but on peace – the peace which passes all understanding.

    How difficult it often is, in a world structured on reason and logic and rationale, to accept that some things will never be understood. There simply are no answers outside of God. Peace is what comes in that place of letting go and letting God, of casting ourselves on His love, His Word and His promises, of trusting Him to work all things to the good of those who love Him, irrespective of the confusion and other emotions.

    We should ask for peace rather than understanding. Understanding relies on self – logic, reason and rational justification. It’s all about me. Peace relies on God – it defies logic, reason and rational justification. It’s all about Him, about the grace that brings us to that place of joyful surrender.

    Thank you, Lord, for making a way to lift us above the confusion in life. Help me to trust in Your peace and Your unfailing love, no matter what life throws at me.

    Amen 🙏🏾

  3. The truth immutable devotionals are so deep…they are breathtakingly practical and strengthening. Whilst reading this one I experienced a spiritual attack. I was then brought to the realisation, my faith in God needs to grow, it needs to grow and grow. Christianity is a serious insperiance and experience, to behave in a Christ like way, to belong to Christ and to believe in Christ. Its can not be achieved without faith. I can’t do any of this without faith. Its all about faith, from start to finish. One can’t even grow in faith unless one is prepared to surrender every single thing. Everything…this is a serious matter.

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