“And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side…”
(Matthew 14 vs. 22)

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

Before Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship, He fed the five thousand men besides women and children. Jesus performed a miracle of multiplication. In 2 Kings 4, Elisha performed a miracle of multiplication for a widow of one of the sons of the prophets. So it was a familiar miracle.

Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship, and He later walked on the sea. After sending them into a ship, what followed was an amazing, unfamiliar miracle. Like we earlier observed, the word ‘constrain’ as used in that scripture means to force or pressure. So Jesus set up pressure that birthed an unfamiliar miracle.

Friend, are you faced with pressures at home, in your marriage, at work, in your finances, in your career, business, neighbourhood, etc? Are you faced with pressures that are threatening to sink the ship of your destiny?

Hear God’s prophetic word: the pressures around you will birth uncommon miracles. The pressures around you will take you higher in an unprecedented manner. When people harass you needlessly, their harassment will set the stage for God to favour you.

Celebrate the pressures around you; celebrate those behind the pressures. As pressure pushes you, you will be chased into goodness. Soak up every pressure that life has thrown at you. It’s your platform for unfamiliar miracles.

Psalm 65 vs. 5 says: “By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea”.

Pray With Me: Lord, may the pressures around me birth uncommon and unfamiliar miracles, in Jesus’ name!

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Enjoy A Splendid Thursday.

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