Faith Like Peter

I want to start this post with the story about Jesus walking on water. Most people know it, but here it is for anyone who wants to quickly re-read it:

Mathew 14:22-33

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

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

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

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The first thing I see with this story that I want to mention is that Peter said, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” This to me says that Peter knew if it were really Jesus, that He could make it happen. This statement by Peter is evidence of the faith he had in the power of Jesus as the Lord. The question we should be asking ourselves is this: do I have faith, like Peter, in the power of Jesus as the Lord?

People who do not believe in God will never know what it’s like to walk on water, because they will never put their faith in the power of God. Do I know what it is like to walk on water? No, not literally. LITERALLY, I have never walked on water. But I know what it’s like to feel God’s power on my life, which feels a lot like walking on water. It’s an indescribable feeling that can’t be matched by anything else. But in order to experience it, I had to take a step of faith. I had to have faith like Peter, and take that first step out.

This post is coming from a heart which today, feels blessed to tears. Without going into a lot of details about my current situation, I just want to say that I feel like God is so much bigger than my problems, and faith is the key to my freedom from them. I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, and leave it at that.

<>< Summer

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One thought on “Faith Like Peter

  1. Awesome posting Summer. One thing that the Lord showed me is that Peter didn’t walk on water, he walked on the word of the Lord, “come”.

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