Walking On Water

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 Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water... But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 
                                                                                   Matthew 14:28,30

It's often been said, "If you want to know what it's like to walk on water, apart from Jesus, Peter is the one you'd have to ask". It's an incredible thing he did, stepping out of the boat, not on to a calm lake but the raging sea of Galilee! It wasn't that Peter was especially courageous, although it certainly took some guts, but that he was totally fixed on Jesus. When I have my eyes on Him and see Him as I've never seen Him before then I can step out in faith and do what seemed impossible before.

But the greater test comes after that initial step. When I realise what I have done, when I look around and see where the Lord has asked me to come it takes continued faith and vision to see Him as the One who is in control of everything, including my storm. Bob Gass says of stepping out in faith;
It's doing what you've never done before, in order to go with God where you've never been before to receive from Him what you've never had before. It's choosing to take the road less travelled - the hard path - because it's the right path.
If you're there today. God says to you, "be strong, vigorous and very courageous. be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you", Joshua 1:9, and, "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever", John 14:16, and "Surely I will be with you", Judges 6:16.

Comments

Wanda said…
Amen, may find ourselves walking in places beyond our imaginations.
Pietro said…
It's so true: only Jesus can give us the strength, the vigour, the courage we so much need.
Suz said…
Stepping out is good stuff! I recently made a very walking-on-waterish decision myself. I don't have a whole lot of clarity at the moment, but I know for sure that I need to keep centering my heart and keeping my focus on the One who calls me to come....

So, a good reminder. Blessings, Mike.
GrandmaK said…
Wonderful words of encouragement! Have a grand weekend! Cathy
Steve said…
Thanks for this...