Peter said to Him, “Lord if it is you, order me to come to you on the water.”
So He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus.
But when he saw the strong wind, he became afraid and started to sink; he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:28-30
I had a co-worker once who wanted to walk on water literally. He was pushing and testing his own faith. He thought that Jesus would allow him to walk on water if he had enough faith. To my knowledge, he has yet to be successful in his endeavor.
I’m not entirely sure that’s the purpose of this verse. Is it about walking on water, or is it about faith in Jesus?
Luke 17:6 says, So the Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this black mulberry tree, 'Be pulled out by the roots and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
I don’t know if literally walking on water is what Jesus has in mind for you and me, but I am sure that He wants us to have at least a little faith. I pray daily that my faith will be increased.
My goal is to do whatever God puts in front of me to do. It may be releasing something to Him or talking to a person He points out wherever I am. I am His servant, not my own. I have been bought at a price! I am a slave, and that’s just how it is.
A mentor of mine, Pastor Larry Briney, told me once that we love the idea of being servants; we just don’t like being treated like one. How true is that?
If Jesus ever beckons to me to get out of the boat and walk toward him on the water, I hope I have the faith to do so, literally or figuratively.
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