A few weeks ago in the our Wednesday night discipleship roundtable we were discussing what we had learned through the series that we just completed in church by John Bevere.
Brother John made a comment that he learned “We (Christians) need to get out of the boat and start walking on the water. That we have that ability, just as Peter did, we just have to have faith, and keep our focus on God.” As he said that my mind immediately pictured walking on water, but out of no where came a red speedboat and knocked me down.
When I got home I read the story of Peter walking on water in Matthew 14:25-32 verse 29-31 say “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?”
The fact is Peter was not the only disciple in the boat, but he was the only one with faith enough to step out. Yet Jesus said of him “You of little faith.” I wonder what Jesus would think about his followers of this day. He had one follower in twelve that stepped out in faith. One only needs to look at the state of this nation, founded on God to determine that the church has not had the faith to stand up in faith, let alone walk it out.
Peter got distracted by the waves and took his eyes of God. But today’s Christians have allowed the fast speed of the world – whether it is the problems we face, the business of life, the accumulation of goods or political correctness – to knock us out flat.
It is time for the Church to stand up in faith, and step out on the water, watch out for the speedboats and walk out our faith.