‘..Let us cross over to the other side.’ Mark 4:35 NKJV

One day Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side… And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.’ (Mark 4:35–37 NKJV) The devil doesn’t want you to get through this storm and reach the other side. He doesn’t mind you going to church, singing in the choir or serving on the board; he just doesn’t want you to reach your God-ordained destiny. But what’s waiting for you on the other side is worth everything you’re going through at the moment. You are up against a formidable opponent who knows God has a plan for your life. But he cannot sink the man or woman who has Jesus on board with them, who prays and stays close to Him. So today make a commitment to stand in God’s strength regardless of what you’re facing or how hard you’ve been hit. Spiritual progress doesn’t come easy. Paul writes, ‘When I was a child… I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.’ (1 Corinthians 13:11 NKJV) It’s time to stop thinking like a child and grow up! If you don’t, you won’t experience what God has in store for you. What do you need to take a fresh look at today? Your plans, to make room for God? Your friends, because they’re taking you in the wrong direction? Your habits, because they’re draining and defeating you? Your words, because you’re speaking doubt instead of faith? Turn to God; He’ll bring you through this storm and get you to the other side.

SoulFood: 2 Sam 22:31–24:25, John 5:16–30, Ps 5, Pro 24:8–9

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