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Oracio
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Whittier CA USA

 Longing to be close to Jesus

Matthew 14:22-33 gives the famous account of Jesus walking on water. The disciples were in the storm and no doubt were afraid for their lives and wished Jesus was with them to help them at that moment. When Peter realized Jesus was walking toward them on the sea, in his typical fashion, he boldly yelled out to Jesus and asked Him to allow him to come to Him on the water. I’m sure that Peter, along with the other apostles, had missed Jesus for that period of time of being without Him and longed to be with Him again, especially when in that storm. Isn’t that like us as believers at times? We sometimes feel a bit distanced from Jesus and long to be closer to Him, especially when we are in a serious trial. Peter boldly declared this longing he had to be close to Jesus and boldly asked to walk on the water toward Him. I can picture a deep passion Peter had to be close to Jesus no matter what, and I think to myself, “May I have such a passion to be close to Jesus and may I boldly approach Him daily and express that longing to Him.” I also believe that Peter’s desire to walk on the water as Jesus walked illustrates the desire we should have to walk/live as Jesus walked/lived (1 John 2:6); we are called to live holy lives by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I was reminded of this song which is a favorite:

"Lord I Need You", Chris Tomlin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rR_Rdb1CTE


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 2019/4/17 10:56Profile
leyoung
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 Re: Longing to be close to Jesus

Amen, Oracio
The stormier the seas, the greater the temptations, the craftier the enemy,
O Lord how we need You!!!
Beautiful song and words on the video!!!
Thanks for posting, dear brother.

Sis Les


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 2019/4/18 17:27Profile
Oracio
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Amen sister! I hadn't seen that account in Matthew 14 in that light before and felt led to share.


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