SCRIPTURE: “. . . they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified. But he said to them, ‘It is I; don’t be afraid.’ Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.” – John 6:19-21 NIV
The story of Jesus walking on water is well known. It is difficult for many to believe. If there is any story in the Bible that people have a hard time swallowing, this would be one of them. But if you can believe this story, then you must also believe that Jesus has the power and authority to do wonderful things in us and with us today! And if you believe that about Jesus, then that leaves you with no excuses for not moving on with the things you know deep down in your heart you should be about.
The Higher Choices Compass promotes dreaming, visioning, and limitless thinking. For a vision to be effective in helping you experience abundant life, it has to be free of unwarranted constraints. We limit our lives by assuming some things cannot happen. The New Testament tells of many of Jesus’ miracles. Most of them were to heal the sick. What sticks out most to me are those who boldly approached Jesus with total, amazing faith that they would indeed be healed. The Roman Centurion especially knew all things were possible through Christ (Matthew 8: 1-13). In Mark 9:21 a father seeking healing for his boy said to Jesus “But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” “’If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”
What is holding you back from living an abundant life? What do you have to be afraid of? If you believe that God only wants the best for you, there is nothing to be afraid of. Notice the last few words in the scripture above: “immediately the boat reached … where the were heading.” When you Chart the Course in cooperation with God, orienting to True North, you will travel with God to a sure destination.
“Come wander with me” she said “into regions yet untrod; and read what is still unread in the manuscripts of God.” – Longfellow
A.S.K. (the Higher Choices Process)
Ask – questions to discover the direction God would suggest you take.
|1. Are there places in your heart and mind that you restrict from Christ’s influence?|
|2. What limits do you place on yourself (age, abilities, knowledge?|
|3. What would you start today if you knew there were no limits?|
|Seek – ideas on choices that will take you further along your higher path.|
|Knock – truth embraced through practice and persistence; abiding.|