Time to step out of the boat like Peter.
Time to launch out into the deep. It is a place of deeper love and depths only few are willing to go. I’m calling to my children and my Son is praying they will come. Deep is calling unto deep. Will you answer the call?
You will notice that God was constantly leading Peter to go further than was comfortable and also challenged him many times in all the places he was fearful or even often uncertain. And yet, time and time, He proved His love and care to Peter. And their love grew deeper and so the boldness of Peter grew greater.
The remedy to fear is love. If we are experiencing from the kingdom of darkness a torrent of fear washing over the Earth, children of God be assured that we are prepared to see an even stronger current of the love of God. In fact , The Lord is showing me even now the recording breaking waves of His love coming to pour out upon the hearts of His sons and daughters. We will never be the same. We will not tolerate fear, we will not backdown, nor can we be silenced any longer.
We are positioned to experience His love in countless ways. It will continue to flow just as certain as the fountain of our Saviors blood on our behalf. This river of blood is flowing toward us and in us continually, and we are arising to receive every covenant blessing assured to us in Christ. We will not be denied. Hear the words from your loving Father, my precious ones, you will not be denied. I hear the words of this scripture ringing out loud for us to hear.
From the moment John stepped onto the scene until now, the realm of heavens kingdom is bursting forth, and passionate people have taken hold of its power. Mathew 11:12 TPT
I recall a time in my life that due to certain challenging circumstances, I often questioned Gods love for me. You see, I struggled with receiving God’s love due to not having a father in my life. I wrote so much about that journey in my memoir 'No More Darkness." It depicts the journey of breaking free from out of 13 years of suicide and depression battles. A pit from hell I never want to return to, and I thank God everyday for His freedom.
In this particular season, God wanted to settle a truth in my heart. As I sat on my living room floor one evening to pour out my pain in tears and sorrow, I heard the Father tell me to look up at the wall in front of me. He then very lovingly asked me, "Daughter what do you see there hanging on your wall?" I replied, "Lord, I see a cross." There was indeed a decorative cross hanging on the wall directly there in front of me. I was trying my best to understand what it was He was asking me. I wanted desperately to know His heart and understand His love.
The Lord not satisfied with my answer then replied, "Look again." And so I did and I proceeded to tell Him that I saw a cross and that it reminded me of my faith in Jesus, the one who died for me. I was beginning to understand but not as much as God was implying to me and so this time He helped me to grasp far more than I could on my own. That night my heart was changed forever by His words and I pray the same for you even now.
"You see a cross and rightly so. You may see it as depicted in the form of jewelry and a symbol of faith, this is also so. You have sang many songs about the cross and even my Sons death. You have wore it on a t shirt or even seen it proudly displayed in church’s everywhere and this too is good. Do you know what I see?" I honestly did not have an answer and so He continued to share His heart.
"I see my love settled for you. That I loved you even then and I love even now. Daughter you will no longer see a cross the same. There upon it you will see my Son, with arms stretched wide, willingly giving His all for the ones so greatly loved. You will not wonder nor question do I care or do I love you. You will see it and you will know. You will understand what every drop that He poured out from Himself is speaking and continues to speak even to this day. It will forever speak to me. This is what I see, do you see it now?
I tell you that my heart was never the same. I fell into a heap of tears so very thankful for a Father that loved me like that. I was so grateful to be with Him in that moment. I repented for my unbelief, the times I doubted, the words spoken in anger for my lack of understanding. That evening, He captured my heart in a way that only He could. My heart was truly His. It was the beginning of a journey to know the One who loved me in a way that Paul describes as deep and wide, with endless depths. A love that is difficult to put into words or expression. An understanding of unconditional love there truly are no words for. A love that will eradicate every fear, every time. I’m still on this journey and it doesn’t end this side of heaven. For until it is completely perfected, there is always more.
Today, I live to tell others of this great love that found me. I cannot contain nor keep it to myself and I long to pour and pour even more. For every time I kneel to say here I am, there He is to fill me up, but not just for me. Oh no, it is too precious to keep to yourself.
And so God's beloved ones deep is calling to you. Deeper and deeper, He is longing to take us. We will ride the record breaking waves of His indescribable love. There will be amazing moments you see Him like never before. Fear will have no place here. Doubts will be removed and a boldness like Peter will come forth! God will build His church upon this place, this rock. We will dance upon the waters and God’s glory will cover the Earth. It all began with love and remember that He has already said love is indeed the greatest.
It's time to leave the shores of what you can do on your own and step into the deep waters of the supernatural. You will see that you are deeply loved and held in His loving arms. You will discover that in you is a giant slayer known by your Beloved. You will dare to take a stand for righteousness because this burning love compels you. For then you will arise with a fire in your bones that will never go out. What is this fire in you? It is the seal of His love in the gift of the Holy Spirit. Can you hear the whisper from the lover of your soul?
Come my beloved, let us dance upon what appeared to be ashes in your life and let us run together across the waters I am calling you into. I want you to see what I see, do you see it now?
Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
All your waves and billows have gone over me.
The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
And in the night His song shall be with me,
A prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:7,8 NKJV
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.