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Come Walk on the Water

  • Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.' He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save me!' Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, 'You of little faith, why did you doubt?' Matthew 14:28'31 WEB

    Every Christian knows that Jesus walked on water, but many do not know that Peter did. One night Jesus and Peter walked on water together. The other eleven disciples remained in the safety of the boat. Though Peter was willing to take the risk, when he stepped out on the water to come to Jesus, terrible doubt and fear came over him, causing him to sink.

    Peter cried, "Lord, save me!" and Jesus immediately took hold of him. Then they walked back to the boat together. Peter later had to face that fear again when he denied knowing Jesus three times.

    Peter had faults, doubts, and fears, but he got out of the boat and walked on water, while the others thought he was crazy. Peter was still useable by God even though he had these problems, as long he did not let those problems hold him back. As soon as Peter started listening to the wrong voices in his head, he began to sink.

    God will use you right now, just as you are. Yes, He loves you too much to leave you like that, and He will change your life and desires, but those are good things. In my experience, God usually works on one thing at a time, probably because I tend to focus on one thing.

    We all know what that one thing is when it repeatedly comes to our mind, and every sermon we hear seems to touch on it. Each time you open your Bible, you find scripture on it. Work with Him. Like a splinter in your finger, you will feel better if you let Him get it out.

    I have felt unqualified for most of my life because God intentionally pushes me into deeper and more profound things. Each time that I catch up and start to feel confident about something, He just smiles and pulls me into deeper water, then I have to cry out for His help again. He puts me into situations where there is no one to call on but the Holy Spirit.

    A lot of this was to prepare me for the work we are doing today, but even now, He continues to push me into deeper things. It seems that I am always near the edge, rarely confident or competent in what I am doing. After decades, it has become normal. So we need to build a load balancing Linux mail server farm? Ok... So we need to write some original songs to stream at church? Ok'

    The only thing that I am confident of anymore is this: If God brings you to it, He will get you through it. It really does not matter what you are facing. He will equip you on the fly and make you shine as long as you do not let fear and doubt hold you back. If you step out on the water, He will make it support you. Too many stay in the boat's safety, so they do not have to risk looking like a fool. Be willing to look like a fool if that is what He requires.

    The Lord still calls those who are willing to leave the boat's safety and take a risk. But when you step out in faith, doubt and fear are going to attack your mind. Expect this. It happens to me all the time. If you step out and start sinking, don't panic, just cry out to the Lord Jesus like Peter. He is not going to let you drown. If you begin to say that you cannot do this before you even start, you are already defeated and will sink just like Peter did. When Jesus told Peter to "Come!" everything he needed to accomplish the task came along with it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am holding on to You! Please help me stay the course, for I put my trust in You today. Lead me into all that You have for me. Take me into the deeper water, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Lord, Thank you for all you do for me, keep me and lead me to wherever you need me. Thank you in Jesus name I pray Amen
Sep 4
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Amen
Sep 5
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen. 

Sep 4
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen!

Sep 4
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Trust in You only. My faith is in You, I'm holding on.

Sep 4
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is with the Lord. Amen

Sep 4
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Lead us Jesus and we will follow.We believe and trust you. Amen 

Sep 4
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Nicole Bryant
Nicole Bryant

Amen! I love "if Jesus brought you to it, He will help you get through it." I've heard it before but, I needed to hear it now for what I'm going through. I love the way God always reassures us that, He is God, He created all people and all things. Nothing is too hard for Him and no person is unreachable to Him. So just simply trust Him and His plan and He got us! Thank You Lord

Sep 4
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Jesus will NEVER EVER leave us nor forsake us!

Sep 4
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! "Hold me Jesus , cause I'm shaking like a leaf, you were then King of my Glory , won't you be my Prince of Peace "(thanks to rich Mullins) whatever you need Lord Jesus please help me to be useful

Sep 4
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Sep 4
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  lord  always walk with me in  jesus name amen!

Sep 4
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I am holding on to You! Please help me stay the course, for I put my trust in You today. Lead me into all that You have for me. Take me into the deeper water, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!

Sep 4
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

 In Jesus name I ask Amen. I stepped out in faith while in pain and Father Yahweh blessed me with a new job. Every day by His grace I  am able to make it through the day. Praise Him!

Sep 4
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

PTL, Richard!

Sep 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I've always trusted You but sometimes I feel afraid of doing things I should, give us the strength to keep going through by taking away the doubts that are holding us. Show us the way to follow no matter the obstacles we may found ahead. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Lord, walk with us. 

Praise the Lord, thank you Pastor and Sylvia for being there for us, God bless you both. 

Sep 4
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God I plead with you to allow my trial to end. Make a way that my grandchildren return to their Mom. They r all grown now. She's willing. Make it happen dearest God if it be thy will. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Sep 4
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Preaching to the choir, Pastor Dion! Perfect encouragement for my Friday: Lord, You know I'm out of the boat confident You'll bring me through this preparation. I put my trust in You today. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!

Sep 4
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Sep 4
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

 Amen!

Sep 4
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Sep 4
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Lord call me I will get out of my comfortable boat and walk on the water to you, my house is built on your Rock Lord.

Sep 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 5