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On accounts of creation, the Bible noted that the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then, within the first ten verses of Genesis chapter one, God addressed the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters above the firmament; and it was so. However, it was mentioned that God gathered the waters together and called them Seas, on the third day. And today we are focusing on God's encounters with deep seas and great waters, and how the expression of this study relates to personal experiences in our Christian faith.

Reference: Psalm 77:19 English Standard Version (ESV) "Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen."

This Scripture is classical revelation of a special kind, originally designed to express the majesty of God in uncommon places or dimension. The sea and great waters always recognise God's journey through them but there is no evidence of such journey because His footsteps are entirely without any trace. No matter the personal illustration anyone can give regarding today's verse, the matter of verifying the footprints of God in terms of passing through deep waters is beyond human comprehensive capacity and analysis.

Did you know that when Jesus came to this earth, He also walked on water, and it became one of the most widely heard narratives and miraculous wonders in His days? Indeed it was an incident that convinced His disciples that He is truly the Son of God. For sustained illumination on the subject of this wonder, Jesus explained in John 5:19 (NLT) saying, "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does." In other words, He acts, behaves, moves and functions like His Father and correspondingly, their report requires no doubt. The story of walking on water by Christ Jesus denotes a high level of authoritative revelation from God. More so, the testimony of Jesus in relation to functioning exactly like His heavenly Father is very applicable to our Christian faith, which means - on the basis of the fact that we are called to live the supernatural life, we must allow the mind of Christ and the description of His relations with His Father to govern how we practise our faith in the Lord.

Now someone might be thinking in their mind, "What is Pastor EJC trying to convey"? Does he really mean for real that we can equally walk on deep seas and troubling waters like God and Jesus? Beloved, I mean that God Himself said, "When you pass through the deep waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not drown or sweep over you..." (NIV/NLT). Yes, figuratively, there are times you'll pass through deep waters and raging mighty waves, or call it "rivers of adversity", yet God assures that He is with you in the adventurous experience or journey. However, sometimes, God may appear to be silent, and you seem to wonder whether He is really involved in your deep sea ventures or you are alone. Hear me, although you cannot or may not trace His footsteps in the middle of the sea or anywhere through the mighty waters, God is there with you. Yes, though His footprints cannot be seen, you must train your mind and spirit to acknowledge His presence with you, in you and around you.

Jesus performed all His assignment on earth by the wisdom of His own consciousness about His Father's presence with Him, and about His will and supreme authority. Indeed there was a constant harmony between God the Son and God the Father -and it was so deep and eternally esteemed, in all essence of life, and notably, in work and in function. Same way, believe it or not, every born again Christian has access to this harmony, if they can build and sustain a fixed inward knowledge and awareness of the vastness of help, unlimited wisdom, accurate guidance and awe-inspiring support of the divinity at work in them - in this present world. Shalom!

Scripture Reading - Psalm 106:9; Isaiah 43:16; Job 38:16; Psalm 42:7; Luke 5:4.

Guided Prayer: Heavenly Father, you are the only true and Almighty God. None among the gods and angelic beings is like you. I have searched everywhere and indeed, no one is like you. You are majestic in holiness, awesome in glory and your miraculous wonders are spectacular. You delivered the Israelites from the red sea. By the blast of your nostrils, the waters piled up, the surging waters stood up like a wall and the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea, while they passed through the dry place. In your unfailing love, you lead me through deep waters and in your strength, you guide me aright in the path of life. Therefore, I thank you for your ever-abiding presence in all my life's journey in Jesus' Name, Amen!


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