Leaps and Bounds

Minister Joseph Shepherd

But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

Here again, the Father is awesome. We all know this, but we tend to let carnality and the things around us swamp us. Shake free of those things! The rewards that come with depending on Elohim are far greater than what we may even ask for! As we see in Hebrews 6, the Father is often looking for us to crucify our flesh so that we are able to remain focused on him.

It’s amazing to me because faith is like standing on one side of the cliff and the Father telling you that there is another side we must get to. The problem is, physically, we can not see that side. We just have to trust that there is another place that we must reach. You can’t stand still, nor can you stop; we have to keep moving. It’s like with every step we take, we tangibly can’t feel the surface underneath our feet, nor can we see it. But, right as we move, God provides that place for us to land. We continue taking steps and the more we move, the more we are comfortable.

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?

Matthew 14:22-33

Just as Peter did when he trusted Yeshua, we are to walk out on the water with unwavering faith. There are times when we are called to leap instead of taking a step. Sometimes, you aren’t too sure when/where you will land, and you become uncomfortable in the process of falling. Often times, the Father will allow you to fall just so you can see and teach others of the path that isn’t to be taken. Or simply, to see if you truly trust him.

I encourage everyone who may be reading this to take a leap of faith. That leap or bound of faith is the only thing keeping you from your next breakthrough! I pray that something I’ve said has been planted within you for encouragement. Continue in the faith, and trust our Father.

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