Daily Devotion

TESTED THEN TASTED

While we all want to taste the goodness of God, we must also be prepared to be tested before we can taste. We all want the testimony but we don’t enjoy the testing. We forget that the testimony comes from the testing. Yet if we can appreciate that the testing of our faith is bringing us to a better place of victory, we would have a different reaction to all these tests we have to endure. So in understanding the working of miracles we must also learn how to pass the test.

Peter was blessed to walk on water with Jesus. This was an outstanding miracle that theologians have talked about since the day it occurred. What we must remember through that situation is the fact that Peter had to endure the storm. The boat was beat up from every side for hours. When Jesus finally shows up, everyone is ready to get out of the storm but not Peter. He understands that there is a lesson in this storm. Jesus is not worked up by the storm as He glides over it without fear. Peter makes the incredible request that He should walk on water too. I can assure you, that was not the last time Peter had to walk on water, but it was the first. He was now set up to do great and incredible things for the Lord. He had been tested and now he was ready to taste. Your miracle is on the other side of your testing. Don’t give up in your storm, hold onto your faith, your miracle is coming.

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 14:23-33 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind [was] boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out [His] hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, I know that my place is to believe at all cost and I am grateful. Guide me to see you in the midst of the storm in Jesus mighty name, amen.

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