WATER, BLOOD AND PAINS
I looked at my youngest daughter and said to my wife, “I remember that day in the labour room. I can never forget”. It was a mixture of water, blood and pains. The deep groans that followed the final push is well ingrained in my mind till date.
One of the things a believer must constantly be grateful for is what Jesus did for him on the cross. If you take your eyes off his sacrifice, your feet may slide off the path of consecration.
One of the ways we endure the walk of faith is by the seeing of faith. The seeing of faith begins with a focus on what Jesus has done. Remember, Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith. You cannot master this walk of faith if you do not read Jesus Christ.
A believer that forgets the sacrifice of Christ will soon begin to misbehave.
And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT
Just like Peter, when we keep our eyes on Christ, the waters cannot drown us but once we take our eyes off him, the waters overwhelm our walk and we can begin to drown.
We are in trying times. Our eyes must be on Christ. We are in times when the believer must walk by faith and not by sight. We are in times when you must not bypass the cross and all it represents.
There is a birthing that will come.
There is a delivery that will happen.
It will be through the mix of the water, blood and the groans of labour.
Spend time with the Word.
Stay in flow with the Spirit.
Do not joke with intercession.
May His strength carry you through this season. Amen.