Matthew 14:28-31New Living Translation (NLT)
28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong[a] wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him.
We often look at this scripture as a failure of Peter’s faith
but I choose to look at it differently
Peter did it- he walked on water
He got up, went over the side of the boat and WALKED on water.
Most people would never have the courage to get out the boat. Most people will never have the boldness to ask Jesus if they could go out on the water, but Peter did, and he accomplished what he set out to do WALK on WATER.
I do realize that the reason Peter began to sink is because his reasoning mind started questioning him, asking him “how are you doing this”
He began to sink when he looked around at the wind and the waves.
That’s us- we can be walking on our own water and then we began to look at our circumstances we immediately sink. We take our eyes off the one who told us we can do all things through him, and we start looking at all the things that tell us we can’t do anything.
The scripture goes on to say Peter called out to The Lord to save him and Jesus grabbed him, keeping him from sinking; leading him back to the boat.
Peter wasn’t carried by Jesus back to the boat, he WALKED back to the boat.
The lesson here is Peter did it, and you can too.
**focus on your accomplishments, not your failures**
You may loose focus and have to cry out for Jesus to grab you, and he will.
He will extend his hand and help you WALK, just as he helped Peter.
In order for me to walk on water all I have to do is
2. wait for the command to come
3. get up
4. get out
5. start walking
and if I ever find myself sinking, I just need to call out to The Lord and he will help me walk again.
Thank you for reading
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