Matthew 14:31 niv

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We all have doubts at one time or another even Peter did.
Peter walked on the water while focused on the Lord,
but when he changed his focus to himself he believed
walking on water was impossible and he began to sink.
He was fine until he took his eyes off Jesus and looked around.
The blessing is Jesus saw Peter’s doubt and called to him.
Jesus does the same for us, but we have to know Him to recognize His voice.

Where are your eyes most of the time on yourself and the world or on Jesus?
Do you know Jesus well enough to recognize His voice when He calls to you?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Matthew 5:9 niv

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As children of God, we are advocates of peace.
Where there is discord and animosity
we are to be mediators 
of reconciliation and unity.
Where there is a cacophony of voices,
we are to bring harmony.

How do you respond to controversy and contention?
Are you a peacemaker?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

Matthew 4:11 nlt

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The angels were not far from Jesus while he was being tempted,
and they are not far from us when we are tempted.
When the devil is tempting us the angels are waiting for us to tell him to
GO AWAY!
The devil will retreat and the angels will descend.
They will comfort us and make us strong and determined 
as we continue on our journey of faith.

Do you tell Satan to go away or do you ask him to leave?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

Matthew 4:10 niv

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The third and final temptation was on a mountaintop where Satan
showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and told Jesus he would
give them to Him if Jesus would bow down and worship him.
Jesus told Satan that we are to worship God and serve only Him.
Not only did Jesus tell Satan what had been written, 
 He also told the devil to GO AWAY!

When temptations come to you do you recognize tempter?
How long do you listen before you tell him to go away?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

Matthew 4:7 nlt

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The devil and Jesus were standing on the Temple top and Satan
told Jesus to jump down saying that it was written that God would
send His angels to lift Him up so His feet would not strike the stones.
Jesus answered, “You must not test the Lord your God.”
We may say we never test God, yet often we bargain with Him saying,
“If you do this I promise I will do, or not do, this or that.”
We want God to do what we want.
This is a form of testing and foolish.

Do you bargain with God?
Does it work?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia