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Oh Sing: Elevation Worship

Impossible is “I’m possible” when God calls you to it.

Welcome, Chasers!!

We’ve been at this for 5 months! Learning, & growing. I’m so proud of how far we’ve come. From our foundational series (Facing The Furnace) to our previous series (Ruthless Redemption) about uncovering church hurts & discovering the one who heals them.

This series we will be talking about the price of your “yes.” When you walk with Christ a price is paid. To stay the course, you have to die to self. We’ll be covering the topic of consecration. What does it mean? What does it take? Can I do it? All this will be discovered in our series called:

Consecrating Hope.

Our reading for this week is Matthew 14: 22-33. We enter in where Jesus is preaching to the multitudes. Jesus sends the disciples away on a boat while He finishes up some things. Have you ever been to church or big gathering? Everyone but a few stays to clean up? This is what Jesus was doing. The clean-up.

“And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Merriam-Webster:

Consecrate: Dedicate to a sacred purpose.

When I think of the word consecrate I think set apart. To move away from what is against God’s truth over your life. That’s why in verse 23 you see Jesus, our example, set himself apart.

Consecration is a time of refueling. We refuel by getting alone with God and letting Him deal with anything we can not bare or that our ministry has tried to overcome us with.

“Now in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

After being alone with God, Jesus was ready and equipped to do miraculous wonders. Just as we are called to do. So He did. But just as the world today the disciples saw an image coming toward them. They were afraid. They did not know Jesus could do this. More than likely they were tired and needed to be refueled themselves. Not to mention the crashing of the waves around them at this time as a distraction.

“But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

In the season of impossibility where there seems to be no way, allow the one who makes all things possible become your peace. It was impossible for Jesus to walk on water, in the world’s eye view. The disciples, the closest to Jesus at the time, were scared of the unknown. It’s okay. Jesus is there to say “do NOT be afraid.”

The disciples are our example that everyone, even the best of the best, has moments of fear. But they didn’t let fear dictate or keep them from what glory was coming next. The next couple of verses shatters the realm of possibility.

“And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:28-29 ‭NKJV‬‬

So much information in just these couple of verses. Peter had to call out to Jesus. When Jesus called out to Peter, the earth had to obey His command. The laws of physics broken to obey the word of Christ. Peter, in turn, had a choice. To follow or stay. “Come down out,” this phrase in detail means it was not easy to simply step out of the boat. There was a process. Peter’s reward for his “yes” was the joy of going to Jesus.

“To go to Jesus,” that was his motive. Peter then took his eyes of Jesus by focusing on what was around him, such as the crashing waves, & he began to sink. They called out to Jesus, Peter was refocused. But Jesus did have to call out his insecurity so Peter could grow.

“And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus had Peter the entire time. Just as Jesus has you and is ready to catch you if you fall. He may be calling you out to do marvelous things. Someone had to take the first step out of the boat, why can’t it be you? Things that seem impossible can change in a moment. You can do it!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Over this next series, we will talk about the price of being set apart. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. Consecration, set a standard for the impossible to become possible. It makes reality to things only dreamt of. So come back as we find out about the process of pain to victory.

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