Faith has nothing to do with human logic, mathematics or what we can see, hear, fell, smell, or touch. But it has everything to do with how God operates! Faith disregards the obvious facts and trust that God will do the impossible. ~ K P Yohanan
Sometimes God simply asks the incredible, the ridiculous, the impossible! When we read his Word, we are often tempted to say to ourselves, “That can’t be what God means!” However, the Bible accurately records the words of God and His Son, King Jesus. And yes, often the requests of God break the borders of our current reality.
Such is the case of Jesus calling Peter to get out of the boat onto the storm tossed Sea of Galilee (from which He was standing on)! Often we limit our possibilities because we look at life through our all too human understandings. Peter saw Jesus on the water and realized it MUST be possible to walk on water, despite the fact that his entire life as a fisherman told him otherwise.
“And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.” (Matthew 14:28–29, NKJV)
We imitate Jesus when …
- We step out in obedience to God’s will and whim despite all visual and mental objections.
If we can “see” life through Jesus’ eyes and trust His character as expressed in His words, we will experience life in the abundant! God longs for you to enjoy all that He has for you. However, in order to receive what He is giving, you will have to step out of your boat, despite the storm all around you, and obey what Jesus says. Are you ready and willing to enjoy the supernatural life?
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