Thursday, September 07, 2006

"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
"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 14:28-31

If I had to describe my day yesterday, this would be the perfect illustration. This Scripture shows us just a glimpse of how much power we have when our eyes are focused on Christ. It also shows just how little power we have when our eyes are not on Him.

Yesterday was a really rough day for me and I created a snowball effect for myself by not giving it all to God. I dont know why I didnt but I guess sometimes once Jesus gets me walking above the waves that come my way I think I am set.... and it seems pointless to stare only at One person when I can look around and see everything else going on.... but I guess thats how we always fail. We take our eyes off Jesus once He has us above the waves by whatever it is that comes our way.... maybe that ship sailing by is interesting to us so we take our eyes off of God so that we can look at something that, quite honestly, isn't important.

The greatest part of this Scripture is that as soon as Peter started sinking, Jesus reached out and grabbed him and made sure he didnt drown. Peter had to start sinking and he had to feel the fear that he was going to die because if he didnt, the intensity of the situation would not have been real to him. The important thing is that Jesus did not let him drown.

Once we take the step of faith toward Jesus when He calls us, we need to constantly keep our eyes upon Him because it is in Him and Him alone that we can walk on the water. This is yet another thing that is above our logic but it sure does paint a huge picture of how different God's logic is from our own human logic. Physics says that you can not walk on water.... satan says you can not overcome those sins.... Jesus says that you can!

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