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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Monday, September 20, 2010
I hope you had a good weekend. Here were are, halfway through the 40 days of prayer. We’ve been trying to “fix our eyes on Jesus” during this time, studying Philippians 2:1-11.

If you didn’t read the blog over the weekend, go back and look at the post for Saturday. I think there’s a progression that God provides for us in order to help us humble ourselves and serve him with all our hearts.

I don’t know what you’re facing today. Is it a doctor’s diagnosis? Health problems? A wayward child? Unfulfilled desires? Dreams you feel have crashed and burned?

Don’t focus on the disappointments right now, focus on the person of Christ.

For today’s devotion, I want to take you to Matthew 14. Look at this scene in the life of Christ and his interaction with Peter.

22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

27But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

28"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."

29"Come," he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

32And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."


What was Peter’s problem?

What was the answer to Peter’s problem?

What is your problem?

What is the answer to your problem?

Bring those things to God today and gaze at Jesus anew.

2 comments:

Lin Earley said...

Thank you so very much for this wonderful series.

Introspection can be a painful journey in and of itself...however, the incising of those things not of God--of the horizontal, not the vertical--are good in His eyes, to His glory and honor.

May our wonderful God bless you exponentially, Chris!

Anonymous said...

Fixing my eyes on Jesus..... When I was so very ill with lyme disease,six years ago if my eyes were not fixed on Him, looking to Him, thinking on Him or talking to Him, my symptoms would overtake me even to the point of suicide. But as I have gone through the healing process over the years I have gained strength, know where to turn for comfort and have learned I can trust wholly on Jesus, secure in His love and grace to get me through anything. Yet I do know that each and every day until I die or til His return, that the only direction I want to place my eyes is on Him,the author and finisher of my faith!