Saturday, April 14, 2012

are you still in the boat?

"Come," He said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"   Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him. "You of little faith," He said, "why did you doubt?"  Matthew 14:29‑31

We are all called to step out of the boat ‑ out in our faith.  The stark realization is faith is not a one‑time process.  You don’t simply "get it" and check it off your list... it is a continuous life process.  The initial step is simple stepping out of the comfort of our boat... of what we know and trust.  Next, is putting our eyes on Him so we can walk on the waters of life, which can be dark, murky, rough and deep.  Third, is maintaining our focus on Him as the unexpected winds/temptations/trials in life come our way, as they inevitably will.  Even a sheer glance away from our Lord and Master is long enough for the waves of life to engulf us in fear, doubt or unbelief.

Where are you?  Don’t get stuck in the boat or have a "sinking" spell.  Take a walk out in faith.  It’s a matter of keeping our focus on Him.  Go on, do it.  He’s out there waiting to show you something incredible.

Have a faith‑filled day!

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