December 16th – Floating on Faith

Belief is beyond agreement, and true faith is beyond belief. They who follow are not those who carry a light load, for true faith requires much, and the load only lightens in step with He who calls. The Son of Man lifts the cross. With each atrocity of man against God, the cross is lifted higher. My true followers, who lift high the same across the earth, great is the load, but made light in the lifting. Many suffer under the lift, for the days are evil and many who fear truth punish the righteous. The time draws near when all who claim the Name of Jesus will feel the weight of their profession. Alone they are not, for the saints of centuries have lifted their great faith among the faithless, forgotten of earth, exalted in Heaven. You have not yet felt your strength. The Father’s Spirit gives great strength under load. Fear not the coming days. As the rolling of a mighty sea casts fear in the enormity of the coming swell, over it too the craft will rise. For even with the highest peak, so the ship is raised up higher, for true faith overcomes, and he who captains in the valley will also captain to the summit. The sea swells in the distance. Its power roars in its coming, but take heart; I have overcome, and the weight of your ship shall be lifted, as you, in true faith, lift My Name.

Psalm 145:14 (ESV) – The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

John 12:32 (ESV) – “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

Matthew 14:30-31 (ESV) – But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Bottom Line: The physics of floatation guarantees that a boat, or anything else full of air, will always rise with the surface of the water. If you are a captain in large, forty-foot, rolling seas, this is a wonderful thing. Even if the swell that approaches is stories higher than your boat, you can count on physics every time. Jesus emphasised over and over again how important it is to be steadfast in our faith. In the physics of the life of a believer, that faith is what will pick us up in times of fear and trouble. True faith is more than mere belief that something is true, it is living out that belief, even when things in the future look very bleak. Your boat may be heavy, and the approaching swells may look impossible to survive, but if the Lord is with you in the helm, you can aim your bow straight for them. You will be lifted.

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