Greetings! It is a wonderful day to be graced with life. The sun is out in an abundance, though the wind is crisp, it soothes my soul. Today, I embrace not only the external sun, but the internal Son of God. I will be intentional in enjoying what the day has to offer because of His grace.
No matter what the day holds, know that God holds the day. Even if you are faced with challenges or difficulties on this day, don't get discouraged or despair by focusing down at your circumstances, but be like Peter who was challenged to get out of the boat. (Matt. 14:29) Getting out of the boat means stepping onto the promises of God even if we're afraid, overwhelmed by grief, frustrated, or intimidated. Jesus told Peter to "Come," (v. 29) which means we must obey the voice of God. Why? Because He will surely save us! (v. 31)
On this WINS-day, keep your eye on the prize, Jesus, and even when you feel yourself sinking, know that like Peter, you can be saved! Understand that obedience is greater than sacrifice and though Peter sacrificed his fears and uncertainty by getting out of the boat, his sacrifice strayed when he took his eyes off Jesus. This led to a sinking moment. Recognize that Peter was stepping ON the water, not IN the water. In any given storm, we must willing to step on the water and focus, and even if we doubt, the Bible is clear that Jesus will immediately save us, like Peter. Today, be WINNERS by increasing your belief in the knowledge that ... Jesus saves!!
Rev. Renee Hollinshed