Thursday, January 21, 2016

"Stepping Out"

   And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on a mountain by Himself to pray. And when evening had come, He was alone there.
   But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
   Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
   And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
   But immediately Jesus spoke to them saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."
   And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
   So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
   But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
   And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
   And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
   Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God." Matthew 14:23-33

How about you? Would you like to walk on water? Would you be the one who was able to hear Him say, "Come." Would you be able to respond like Peter and get down out of the boat? Would you be able to take those first few steps of faith? Truth is Peter walked on water and that miraculous event was the easy part. The hard part ...getting out of the boat and taking that first step. We need to remember that if He says "Come," then He makes the walking on water part ... possible ...easy even!

When He bids you to come, trust Him and obey! Take your step of faith! The miraculous will follow because for Him the miraculous comes easy! With Him all things are possible! He is always there to see us through any storm, and any and every step of faith we take. He is there to call us out and to lift us up when we fall. Trust Him and step out!

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