Having Faith to Walk on the Water!

When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water”~(Matt.14:26–28).  

 

Notice the boldness of Peter’s request. He didn’t say, “Jesus, if it’s according to Your will, could You call me out on the water with You? If You choose not to, I completely understand! I trust You anyway, but if You want to …” No! He plainly said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” How was it that Peter felt such liberty to say this? How did he know it was God’s will?

 

He created us in His image. We are made to reflect Him so that when people catch a glimpse of Him (not us), they turn and glorify God. God’s will is for us to glorify Him.

 

Peter had faith that it was Jesus out there walking on the water. Peter wanted those around him to see this, so he boldly asked Jesus to do a miraculous thing. Jesus could have told Peter no. Peter had no authority over Jesus—and Peter knew it! But he also saw an opportunity for God’s glory to be put on display. So he told Jesus to call him out on the water. That’s faith!

 

I encourage you to ask God to give you opportunities to exercise your faith in Him and to allow His glory to shine through you. Whether this means enduring suffering by His grace or having it taken away by His grace. Just don’t sit on the fence indecisively. It’s not so much how it is done, but for whom and through whom it is done—our Lord Jesus Christ. There is authority in Jesus’ name. Not ours, but His.

Have a wonderful day in His presence.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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