Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Cross Over to the Other Side
Jesus Was NOT Worried about the Storm
For our Wednesday prayer meeting over our city, I prepared this short focus.
We have just celebrated “Pass-Over,”
the time the Angel of death Passed Over and did not take the first born from
the Children of Israel.Pharaoh was now
anxious for them to leave Egypt
– but ahead of them was the Red Sea an
impossible undertaking to cross over.
God told Moses what to do. The next morning, God said “Now it is okay to CROSS OVER, because I am going
God was leading them into
supernatural events ahead as he provided and protected them.God specializes in things thought impossible,
and He wants us to trust and obey.
The disciples of Jesus had
toiled all night and had NOT caught any fish.Jesus told them to “CROSS OVER” their net to
the other side of the boat.When they
obeyed His command, their net was so full of fish they were afraid the net
might break. (but it didn’t.)Often we
are so comfortable doing things as usual, we fail to cross over to the other
side and CHANGE as God directs.When we
obey - - we will experience a Supernatural break through.
Another time Jesus was exhausted
from ministering all day.He wanted to go
Across the Lake and get some rest.As
they entered the boat, Jesus made a strong statement; “Let us CROSS OVER to the
other side.”Jesus then lay down and went
to sleep, while a huge storm rose up.The disciples forgot that Jesus had said, “Let us cross over to the
other side.” Meaning He knew ahead of time they were safe, no matter what was
ahead.When God gives us His direction,
it is up to us to exercise our faith and believe that we are protected and are
“Crossing Over,” according to His Will.
It is time to declare:
"I am going to cross over to the other side,” - - even if
we have to do it afraid; it is our time to cross over, and cross over
we will, in Jesus' name.
As we continue to pray over
our city, our families and our nation, may we be reminded:
1.If the task looks
impossible, we may need to seek God’s face; wait until morning and then cross
2.If what we are
doing (praying or hoping for) is not working, we may need to ask God for His
new plan and direction and take our net to the other side.
3.If it seems the
storms are about to swallow us up, we may need to remind ourselves that Jesus
told us to Cross Over to the other side.He knows victory is ahead.So let
us continue to pray and believe God’s word, as we progress forward to complete