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SINKING FAITH VERSUS SOARING FAITH

September 24, 2017

 

There is an obvious difference between sinking faith and soaring faith. Sinking faith is the one Peter had when he started to walk on water but then he put his eyes on the storm rather than on the power of Jesus.

 

MATTHEW 14:25-31

 

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

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

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

 

Soaring faith helps us to mount up with wings as eagles so we can run and not get weary or walk and not faint. It sets our eyes on God who is faithful to complete the work He has begun in us...

 

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” 

 

What happens when we continue to strive, stress, and get impatient...we lose our strength. Waiting on the Lord actually renews our strength. We rest in His goodness, mercy, love and faithfulness. This brings about peace to our soul. We are not warring and in turmoil inside, nor consumed with worries and cares. 
 

Philippians 1:6-8 (KJV)

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

 

Ephesians 1:11-12 (KJV)

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

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