I believe the Lord is speaking to those who have felt “close to the edge” in some way.
You have been stretched, and may be wondering if you are reaching the limits of your capacity.
Your Father wants you to know that you are safe in His hands.
“Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him…” (Matt 14:31)
The Jar on the Table
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Cor 4:7, NIV)
This week while praying, a picture of a large jar came to mind.
It was sitting near the end of a table—at the side, on the very edge.
And I saw the hand of the Lord come in and move that jar back, to the very middle of the table.
If you can relate to this simple image of being “close to the edge”, the Lord wants you to know that He has got you!
You are safe in His hands.
God is restoring your stability. And as you yield to Him, your heart will be centered in Him again.
- You will be able to continue serving where you are called to.
The Day Jesus Rescued Peter
It reminds me of a time Peter found himself in a precarious situation.
He stepped out of his boat on a word from Jesus!
But then—even though he was in the middle of obeying the Lord—his attention strayed to the storm around him.
He was surrounded by instability.
There was wind, there were waves, and there was nothing for Peter to stand on.
He began to sink.
“And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.” (Matthew 14:31-32, NKJV)
Just as Peter began to fall, Jesus reached out His hand towards him.
So today, if you feel vulnerable…If your world has been rocked, or there is instability all around, see Jesus’ hand reaching out to you.
In His hand is God’s help; His strength.
That hand is His presence with you.
In Jesus’ hand is safety and security.
At the moment Peter took Jesus’ hand, stability returned!
He was restored to a position of faith, and able to return to the boat with Jesus.
You will be Positioned Securely
When Jesus and Peter climbed into the boat, the storm stopped miraculously.
Amazed, Peter and his friends worshipped Jesus. 
Today, even though there may be instability all around you, see the Lord holding out His hand to you.
“He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.” (Psalms 40:2-3, NKJV)
You may have felt in danger at times—or even, that you are near a breaking point. But as you take Jesus’ hand now by faith, know this:
He is lifting you, and you are being positioned securely.
Worship—and with it, the joy you may have thought lost—is rising from within you.
And many around you are being touched by the supernatural move of God on your life.
 This story is from Matthew 14:22-33
How to Sharpen Your Discernment Gift
There are three basic levels of discernment, and understanding these can help you grow in your spiritual gift of discernment.
This is especially helpful to those who have struggled in their gift of discernment. It will help you see how God has purposed it to be anointed, and a blessing!
Read about the three levels of discernment, along with some signs to help you identify each one here:
The Enliven Prophetic School (Video e-Course)
When you have a prophetic mindset, you can walk in the awareness of your Father’s intentions. So, teaming up your gift of discernment with the gift of prophecy is a powerful means of growing in your gift!
The Enliven Prophetic School includes the following classes:
- How to get closer to God and hear His voice
- The basics of the discernment gift
- Keys to growth in the seer gift, prophetic pictures and visions
- Find out how to receive and process prophetic warnings from the Holy Spirit
- Prophecy, foundations, prophetic guidance and more
You can find these sessions in the Enliven Prophetic School here.
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