We’ve started a new Bible study looking at the lives of the disciples. So far it’s been so good and thought provoking. You can join us by going to the site of Love God Greatly.
Peter was a passionate believer. He was a little rough around the edges and eccentric, but he truly loved his master. In this passage, he began to walk on the water out to Jesus even though the winds were contrary. His eyes are fixed on the Master,but then he began to worry about the wind around him.
Self-preservation will distract us from the Father’s plans and disrupt our faith in the One who matters.
When we do like Peter and began to worry about the circumstances around us, we will begin to loose sight of the Father and His plan. Fear of falling will grip us and we’ll began to sink. Worry can keep us from ever going forward. All through the scriptures He tells us not to fear or worry. If we’ll keep our focus on the Father, we can walk even through the most fierce storms.
What He is calling us to do, isn’t dependent on our actions. He is the One who matters We’re only the vessel He desires to use. So there’s no need to fear people, circumstances, or failure because it’s all about Him. If we do take our eyes off of Him, He’s there to regain our attention and pick us up.
Don’t be afraid to step out of the boat and onto the water if the Master is summoning you. He knows what lies around you, before you, and behind you. Trust His plan and stay focused on Him.
Father, You see the circumstances before we do. You know what You’re calling us out into. Help us to trust You and follow Your lead. You have plans that are to glorify You and we want to be vessels for You to work through. Give us no fear of obstacles before us or around us. Help us not to worry because You have called to us and You are with us. Strengthen us and help us stay focused on You through the winds and the waves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?