Open the Eyes of Your Heart

29 Apr

God’s Word: Matthew 14: 22-36

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Prayer is the preamble to power.  eyes of heartAfter feeding the 5000, Jesus sent His disciples off in a boat while He climbed the mountain to be alone to pray.  He stayed there alone, with Me, late into the night.  Few people grasp the power of prayer—spending focused time in communication with Me.  Prayer is communication—not a one way street.  As you pour out your heart in prayer, I am there with you, giving you guidance and comfort—if you will open the eyes of your heart and accept it.  This is the value of focused time alone with Me—not little snitches of prayer poked in here and there.

At about 4 am Jesus knew His disciples were in trouble, so He went to them—walking on the water.  When they saw Him they were afraid but He calmed their fears.  Peter, always the impetuous one, was so excited to see Jesus he asked if he could walk out to meet him.  Jesus gave him the go-ahead and he began walking out to Jesus.  When he realized what was happening, he looked down, saw the waves, became fearful and began to sink, calling out to Jesus.  Jesus didn’t hesitate to help, but reached out, grabbed his hand and they climbed into the boat.

Keep your eyes on Jesus and when you have those “sinking moments” He will not hesitate to help you, but reach out to you also. He came to earth, as My personal Ambassador, to give you forgiveness, life abundant, and promises life eternal.  He said “Come unto me if you’re tired and heavy-laden and I will give you rest.”  Rest for the soul is the most beneficial kind of rest there is.  It comes to you when you open the eyes of your heart and believe in Me through Jesus.

God’s Question: Have you opened the eyes of your heart to Me?

God’s Promise: Focused time with Me in prayer will wash all your fears away.

My Prayer to God

I praise You for Your nearness when I turn to You in prayer.

I am sorry for waiting to turn to You when troubles show up.

Thank You for patiently reaching out to me in my troubles.

Help me keep the eyes of my heart focused on You.


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