Summary: Dont give up, your answer is closer than you think! Your miracle is just around the corner! That answer, that opportunity you've been looking for...is just literally moments away from coming up to you... Taping you on the shoulder and saying.."Here I Am
How in the World..Did This Happen??
John 21:1-2 MSG
1.After this, Jesus appeared again to the disciples, this time at the Tiberias Sea (the Sea of Galilee). This is how he did it: Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed "Twin"), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the brothers Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. Simon Peter announced, "I'm going fishing."
I dont know of any one, who has never gotten tired and felt like quitting at some point in their lives.
And sometimes when you don't know what to do..you somehow always turn to something familiar.
Disappointments are the accusers thing..but Gods thing, for those that love and believe in Him..is to work all things for your good..and that means no matter what happens! Amen?
He is able to take every disappointment and turn it around into a God given, door opening, favor filled Appointment! Amen?
Maybe you have been praying and seeking God for a specific need for a long time.
And you almost think He has forgotten about your situation and the accuser has got you almost convinced of how insignificant you are...
Don't believe that Lie, or that load of garbage..and that's exactly what it is...for one more second!
Dont give up, your answer is closer than you think! Your miracle is just around the corner!
That answer, that opportunity you've been looking for...is just literally moments away from coming up to you...
Taping you on the shoulder
and saying.."Here I Am" and I brought some extra favor besides!
He hasnt forgot about your need and He still knows where you live, He knows everything about you.
He Loves You! If there's one thing you should take home with you today...Know that God Loves You!!
The only way you will ever receive all God has for and wants to give you through His Son Jesus..is to realize "How Much He Loves You!"
It's not because of who you are..it's because of whose you are! Amen?
But as long as there is free will, There will always be trials in this life we live,
either inflicted by the world and the accuser, but more than likely...self inflicted by you know who?
You see..so many times we give the accuser, way more credit than he deserves! Amen?
The truth is, we have all shot ourselves in the foot on occasion and most of us have done it more than once,
The self inflicted injuries are usually more painful, because we like to think that we can somewhat control what we do to ourselves.
I'm sure that Peter was no different in his way of thinking, earlier he had told Jesus pretty much, that he would do anything for Him.
John 18:10 Msg.
Just then Simon Peter, who was carrying a sword, pulled it from its sheath and struck the Chief Priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. Malchus was the servant's name.
You see, he loved Jesus and wanted to protect Him, one minute willing to die for Him.
The next thing you know, he denies that he even knows Jesus At all,
John 18:25-27 msg.
25.Meanwhile, Simon Peter was back at the fire, still trying to get warm. The others there said to him, "Aren't you one of his disciples?" He denied it, "Not me."
26.One of the Chief Priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, said, "Didn't I see you in the garden with him
27. Again, Peter denied it. Just then a rooster crowed.
And with that..it happened! Just like Jesus said it would!
Before we go any further...
Put yourself in Peters shoes for a moment..
What would you have done?
We have all been put on the spot before in our lives..
honestly we probably would have done the exact same thing Peter did!
Poor Peter, He was an emotional train wreck, Can you imagine what he must have been thinking?
Im sure his world was coming apart at the seams..or so he thought.
What would he do now, where would any of them be without Jesus?
He probably felt like, Jesus where are you? What is going on?
I can't believe this is happening!
You are the Son of God!..
All of creation Bowes to You!....
How can they do this to you!
You can imagine how he felt, How could I have done what I did? I'm not worthy,
All of us have probably said those same words, at some point in our lives.
What he didn't realize though was that, Jesus stilled loved him in spite of what he had done and had already forgiven him completely.
And the same rings true with you and I!
No matter what you have done..Jesus Loves You!
Jesus had great plans for Peter, He wasnt through with Him and though he may have had a hard time believing it!