The Theme for Joyce Meyer Daily Devotionals July 27 2023 is ”Don’t Be Afraid to Get Out of the Boat.”
SCRIPTURE: And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.— Matthew 14:28 (AMPC)
When I tell you to join Peter and get out of the boat, you may wonder what your boat is. Your boat may be a lot of different things. What is your place of comfort, safety, and ease? It could be a place of misery, yet somehow or other, you’ve gotten comfortable in your own misery—so comfortable that you wouldn’t do anything about it even if you could. You may have gotten addicted to dysfunction. The sad thing is that most people yield to the fear and remain stuck in life.
Maybe your boat consists of people whose approval you crave, who rule all your decisions and who bind your life to their lives. If they approve of it, you do it, and if they don’t like it, you don’t. You may be so addicted to getting your approval from other people that you let everyone else run your life, and you’re too afraid to confront them and stand up to them. Are you going to sit in your miserable little boat for the rest of your life and be unhappy? Or are you ready to say, “I’ve had enough of this! I’d rather get out of here and take my chances than stay here longer.”
Prayer of the Day: Lord, I need to see You and hear Your voice over and above the storms in my life. Help me to break free of anything that is holding me back from doing Your will, amen.