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Christ's Saving Power

Came across these simple truths while studying Matthew 14:22-33 this morning. I encourage to read these scriptures before reading any further. You may find it a bit confusing to follow without first reading the text in God's Holy Word.

Jesus immediately responds to all of Peter's requests. "Can I walk too?", "I'm drowning, save me." All you have to do is ask (Luke 16:24). Jesus replies to our heartfelt requests.Jesus did not let Peter drown. Peter did not die. Jesus saved his life. You may fall or feel your life is in a drowning state, but Jesus will pick you up. Ask Him.The natural circumstance of stormy weather was no match for Jesus. Jesus defies all logic, nature, and other governing laws of the universe. Nothing is impossible for Him (Luke 1:37).Peter did the right thing: he saw he was sinking and called Jesus. Jesus replies, immediately.Faith in Jesus is, and always will be, the key to victory. In verse 30 Jesus says "O ye of little of faith, …

Insights

Insight gives you the ability to predict the future. This intuitiveness is important especially when dealing with people. On this subject matter, Mark H. McCormack says it best in his 1984 book What they Don't Teach at Harvard Business School:
"A person's true nature, true self, cannot change with situations. It is totally consistent. The better you know that person, the more you can get beneath the facades, the more accurately you can predict how he or she is likely to react or respond in almost any business situation." Insight is critical not just in dealing with people, but when managing projects. Begin with the end in mind. Have a concrete vision of what the project is to accomplish and why it is a worthwhile investment of your time. As Proverbs 29:18 states:
"Where there is no vision, the people perish..."
Our work and business lives are all about managing people and projects. Without these two in sync, our effectiveness is limited. When we aren't …