Can I really “ Walk on water?”

Matthew 14:29
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

Matthew 14:31
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

After Peter asked, Jesus told Peter to walk to Him, “on the water.”
Peter did fine, being the only one, besides Jesus to ever walk on water. Then for some reason fear set in Peter’s mind. Probably thought, “What am I doing here, am I dreaming, I can’t do this, HELP!”
Jesus was right there to grab Peter and save him. But Jesus then also questioned Peter why he doubted he could do that, when Jesus had told him to walk across to Him on the water.

When Jesus tells us to do something, and encourages us to do something initially, or in answer to us asking Him, He will enable us to do it.
How often have we started to do something that Jesus put in our heart, and part way through we start to doubt “our ability”, or if we really heard Jesus after all?
The enemy uses many tools in an attempt to stop Christ followers from doing God’s Will, and completing the call on our lives to fulfill God’s Purpose for us.
Even when we fail, or doubt, Jesus is always with us to restore, and lift us out of the deep waters.

There are two important things to hold onto and remember.
It is not “our ability” that matters, it is Jesus Christ Who has given us the calling, and Holy Spirit of God within us Who empowers and guides us through all things to completion.

Through all things, in all things, God is to receive the Glory, and we are blessed to be vessels He will work in and through.

About gmgoetz

I am on the journey of life, attempting to follow the teachings of Jesus, live in His Love, and share His Love however He leads, and to whomever He leads.
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2 Responses to Can I really “ Walk on water?”

  1. Benmadley777 says:

    Think for a moment, if Christ Himself appeared to us. In front of us, and told us to come forward. I am an absolute believer in Christ, have seen and witnessed many miracles, yet even having unwavering faith in Christ does not prevent doubt and fear from entering out minds.

    Even if Christ was standing ten feet before me, and He said walk forward. If I’m out in the sea….and I have to place my feet off of the edge of the boat, THE ONLY WAY I CAN BEGIN TO DO THIS- IS BY LOOKING RIGHT INTO THE EYES OF CHRIST AND KEEPING MY EYES ON HIM. If I even for a split second look to the left, to the right, down, or anywhere else..just like a man tightroping at a high altitude ‘DONT LOOK DOWN!!’ if I look anywhere else I WILL SINK. This is not some metaphor, this is reality.

    And here is the thing. That FEAR isn’t going to go away. It’s just learning how to ‘ see through it’ to see through any obstacle, enemy, problem, SEEING RIGHT THROUGH IT BY KEEPING OUR EYES FIXATED ON CHRIST.

    Peter believed and he sank, I believed and sank so many times. We all sink the moment we take our eyes of of Christ.

    Then what’s the issue?

    We believe it is not possible to KEEO OUR EYES ON CHRIST , how the hell am I supposed to work, live, have fun, and go out? Isn’t it unrealistic for someone to expect me to keep my eyes on them? If I do that, I’ll trip over and fall flat on my face!

    To that person, yes you will. Because you live in a flat Earth. The only thing that exists to you is a material physical world.

    Believing in Christ adds THE UNIVERSAL GLUE that holds everything in the material physical world together- Christ Himself. We CAN begin to radically change everything in our lives by praying and asking God each day to help us see, feel, understand, and experience HIS SON JESUS CHRIST, help us see how everything is connected. Help us see not just the ART IN THE WALL, HELP US MEET IN PERSON THE GREATEST ARTIST OF THE WORLD- THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD- THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA.

    Glory to Almighty God

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