What can we learn from the story of Peter walking on the water?
Read “Living in the Now,” When You Come Unglued . . . Stick Close to God, pages 71-81.
Faith’s True Focus
Faith is complete trust or confidence focused on God. If you long to step out in faith, ask yourself where your focus is. Is it on your doubts, your fears, your insecurities, what others are thinking–or is it on Jesus?
Try some “Flow Writing.” Start at the top of the page and write whatever comes to mind. It doesn’t matter what it is–how mundane or how seemingly irrelevant–just write. You might start, “I hate writing stuff like this. I never know what to say.” Just write. Write three pages. Yes, three! Don’t stop. Don’t hesitate; just write until you have covered three pages. Go back and read what you’ve written. Any surprises or revelations? Reflect on your writing.
Holy Spirit, Remind Me
God, I hear you calling to me. I’m willing to venture out of my comfort zone and come to you. I trust that you will hold me up should I begin to fall. Meet me as I take this step of faith. Help me to keep my eyes on you. Hallelujah! Amen.
Share Your Faith:
Peter began to sink when he became afraid of the strong winds of the storm. Jesus demonstrated his Godly identity by taking command over the sea. He showed the disciples that the storm did not hold the upper hand, that Christ was present with them in the storm and saved them from the storm.
When have the storms of life led you to reach out to Jesus for help as Peter did? When has God come to you in the midst of your troubles, saying, “Cheer up! It is I! Don’t be afraid.”