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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Has suddenly ever happened to you? It has certainly happened to me while I was merrily living my life in peace, and then suddenly, there arose a violent storm on the sea. I panicked, I ranted, and It disrupted everything around me. I was in the midst of a violent storm at sea. I cried out, “God, can you hear me? Are you asleep? I’m drowning. Save me!”
An undistracted, undisturbed, and unstirred Christ was awaken by my fear, my doubt, and my unbelief in his ability to truly keep me... safe. Christ stood and said, “Why are you afraid? You surely don’t have much faith.” I was amazed at how quickly Jesus quieted the sea for me, even in the midst of my unbelief, Jesus quieted my sea.
Even the wind and the waves obey him...
Do you ever feel as though you boarded the boat only to get soaked? You accepted Christ and suddenly there arose a mighty tempest in the sea. Jesus never promised you would row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. In fact, I would imagine that the disciples screamed as the raging waters slammed against their boat.
The disciples followed behind Jesus on a boat, and then suddenly there arose a storm at sea. Are you following me? Do you see what I see? A sudden storm arose after Jesus said, "follow me."
Just because you are a Christian doesn't mean you will be free from life's storms. Tribulations will come. Financial attacks will crash into the boat and create waves and waves of worries. Disease will arise as high tides to take you out by surprise, but “STILL I RISE”. Because you know Christ, you know he is not disturbed by any storm, and in the right moment, he will stretch out his arm and all will be calm.
Jesus never told the disciples to get on the boat with a raincoat; he wanted them to get on the boat with their hope... and faith in him.
Amy D. Simmons
Monday, January 26, 2015
God has given me an assignment that will change minds. He said: Show the people how to live life Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime starts with the renewal of your mind.
First, you are not defined by your past acts. You are refined by them. You will not conform to who you use to be, because “use to be” is history. That’s why we chant “use to be” because it’s history. “Use to be” is a selective tool to be used to convey the message: from conformed to transformed. “Use to be” is your testimony.
We overcome and are transformed by our testimonies!
Optimus defined in Latin means one of the best. Prime is defined as first in excellence, quality, or value. Optimus Prime defines you as one of the best in excellence, quality, or value. That's how God sees you once the transformation submerges through. Behold, a new you!
But wait, I’m not through…
God wants me to continue to undo what you are use to. What you are use to doesn’t make “use to” true. I’m using creative concepts to change prehistoric perceptions. You perceive with your senses and mind. You believe with your heart, spirit, and soul. The world will teach you perception; God will teach you heaven, which is the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous after this life; the place of existence of the blessed after the mortal life.
So, don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind and watch how God shifts you into Optimus Prime.
Amy D. Simmons