At Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, we believe that the foundation of our faith can be found by looking at Jesus. Hebrews chapter 12 tells us to look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus says not to worry about to eat, or what to drink, what we will wear. He says to trust God for all of these things.
He says look at the birds of the air, they neither reap nor sow… and aren’t we more valuable than them, he asks? Jesus shows us that worry he never produces anything. He taught us to seek first the kingdom of God. No matter what you need, seek first the kingdom of God, as the writer of Hebrews says, “look unto Jesus.” Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa practices this.
Jesus said that whoever would drink of the water that he would give would never thirst again. That is a promise of fulfillment. Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa believes that a life with Jesus opens us up to a life of fulfillment, of prosperity, that is unheard of in the world. He is a well of water, leading to eternal life. Jesus said, whoever is thirsty, come to me and drink. Our nonprofit mission organization teaches people the Word, where Jesus said that whoever believes in Him, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
That source of life is within those who believe in Christ. In Matthew 11, 28 Jesus said come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
In life, you can go through all sorts of different situations, and be tormented in your mind over how to solve these issues. Safari mission, nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, teaches the biblical response to these situations.
Our nonprofit organization in Tulsa knows about pressures. We have faced life challenges. Many of us face challenges, sometimes all at once. But it doesn’t matter what the pressure of life is. Jesus still said, my yoke is easy and my burden is light. We are still to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. It’s an easy thing to say, it’s a different thing to do it. At Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, we believe this and live by this.
In Matthew 14, Jesus had just fed the 5,000, and he made the disciples get into the boats to go across the sea. And he went by himself to pray. He was there alone by the evening time, having dismissed the crowds, The boat with the disciples was a long away from land by this time. After 3 a.m., Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified and thought it was a ghost. And He told them to not be afraid. Peter said, “if it’s you, command me to come.” And He did. And Peter came.
And when Peter saw the wind, he started to sink, and cried out, “Lord, save me.”
When Peter was focused on Jesus, he was able to walk on the stormy water. They were already afraid while they were in the boat. When he saw Jesus, his faith rose to the level that he would step out of the boat. Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, teaches that this is the kind of response you will have if you keep your eyes on Jesus.
Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches that God will never fail, he will never forsake us, because He said in His word that he is with us always, even unto the end of the age. And this is not the end of the age. Our nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa believes that He is with us, He is in us, He is for us, and we can go through whatever life throws at us with Him.
It’s easy to take our focus off of Jesus. Looking at circumstances and filling our eyes with them causes us to start to sink. And that is the critical moment. When it starts to look like it’s not going to happen this time, we must have the knowing within us that our focus needs to go back on Christ, back on the promise of Christ, back on the fact that His power is at work within me.
At Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, we believe that the same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead is the same power that is working in us who believe. With God, there is nothing that shall be able to stand against me because greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.
We at Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa we teach that this is the way to take your attention off of the circumstances and put it back on Christ, where it belongs. As you keep your eyes on him, no matter what mountain you face, you will go forward in Christ. The mountains move, the valleys raise, because Christ is working in us.
At Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa we also teach about the faith of Abraham. In Romans chapter 4 verse 16, we see that the promise of Abraham depends upon faith, who is the father of about 50% of the world’s population, and God calls things that be not as though they were. Abraham believed God’s word despite his own body, which was dead.
At Safari Mission, a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa, we teach that faith does not deny circumstances. Abraham knew about his body. Abraham knew what he needed. Yet he didn’t weaken in faith due to his aged body or the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. He didn’t waver, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God. Safari Mission a nonprofit mission organization in Tulsa teaches that we must be like Abraham and grow in faith and strength amidst impossible circumstances by keeping our eyes on Jesus and giving glory and praise to God, despite what we are living through.
This is the prosperous life we are promised in Jesus. We are promised that no matter the circumstances, if we have faith in God, we will come out with the victory and be fully supplied in our needs, through Him.