I have been thinking about the story of Peter. Remember him? That one disciple that seemed to get in the most trouble?
The story I’ve been pondering is the one found in Matthew 14:22-33. To paraphrase, Jesus sent His disciples away so He could spend some time in prayer. Verse 24 says the boat was out in the sea, being beaten and tossed about by the wind. In other words, there was some kind of crazy storm going on. Sometime between 3:00-6:00am Jesus came to the disciples, walking on the water. They freaked out because, of course, who walks on water? They were terrified, screaming in fright, so Jesus told them to calm down, it was just Him.
Peter says in verse 28, Lord if it is you, tell me to come out there with you. Verse 29 says He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on
the water, and he came toward Jesus.
There is more to this story, but I want to stop right there. This verse says- So Peter got out of the boat and walked on water! Walking on water is something that is naturally impossible. Don’t believe me? Go try it for yourself, you’re probably gonna sink like a rock!
Peter saw Jesus defying the natural and walking on the water. Something in him said, I want to do that. So he asked Jesus if he could come out there on the waves with Him. When Jesus said yes, Peter hopped out of the boat and started walking.
This story ministered to me because I have somethings on the inside of me. Dreams and desires that naturally I don’t have the ability to accomplish. I have limited myself because of what I think I can and can’t do. But when I ask Jesus if I can do those things, He is gonna tell me yes. Then it’s up to me. I just have to get out of the boat and start walking. That’s when my natural ability turns into supernatural gift and the things that I couldn’t do by myself, He does through me.
Philippians 4:13 says I can do ALL things THROUGH Christ who strengthens me. The same applies to you.
What dreams do you have that you haven’t stepped out on? What desires are in your heart that you haven’t felt qualified to accomplish? Where your ability ends, His ability will take over and you will find the impossible is possible for you! So start today! Get out of the boat and just start walking!