Walking on Water

Walking on Water

Kingdom writing is like walking on water with Jesus. Once He has called you from the shores of safety and you find yourself in unknown places, places that cause you to walk differently.

In a place where you are supposed to swim, Jesus calls his disciples to walk instead. He invites each and every one of us to join Him.

“But the disciples, who were now in the middle of the lake, ran into trouble, for their boat was tossed about by the high winds and heavy seas.

At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the waves! When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!”

Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!”

Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!”

“Come and join me,” Jesus replied.

So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out.

Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?”

And the very moment they both stepped into the boat, the raging wind ceased. Then all the disciples crouched down before him and worshipped Jesus. They said in adoration, “You are truly the Son of God!”

Matthew 14:22-33 The Passion Translation.

Yet we struggle to have the faith to look beyond what we see. We see the ocean, the waves, the storms, the fears and Jesus sees all that we cannot. With Him, when He calls us, we can walk on water.

We may have known only to swim against the waves but He calls us to walk over them and all we have to do is be brave and trust Him.

There may be some waves in your life today that have threatened to overwhelm you, even to destroy you. Yet when we write for the Kingdom, we ride those waves with Jesus and when we ride over them we began to see them for what they are.

Have you had waves of anxiety coming against you today? Have you had threatening waves of the past hitting you hard? Have you had wave upon wave that seemed relentless? Wherever the waves are, so is Jesus.

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