There is a great lesson here to be learned, and it is keeping your focus on Jesus unless you want to sink. Think about all of the trials and tribulations that just the average person goes through and then think about all of the trials and tribulations you go through. If you are like me, my trials and tribulations seem to be far greater than anyone else at least that is what it seems like. But the story of Peter walking on the water seems to put everything into perspective, when you put your focus on Jesus everything else seems to disappear.
If you are not a Christian you have no idea what I am talking about so I will elaborate for a few moments. The story of Peter is very simple and very much the way we should be. Peter seen someone out on the water and he asked to see if it was Jesus. Jesus replied that it was and so Peter asked Him to come out and join Him. Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on water as he kept his focus on Jesus. It was only when Peter noticed what was going on around him that he began to sink, then fear took over and he cried out to Jesus to save him which Jesus did. There in a nut shell is the story as well as the solution.
We want to walk on water and we look to Jesus and ask Him to which He replies come on out. We step out of what our lives are all about and there we are walking on water, everything is going along great. We never had so much money left over after the bills, we never had so much excess as we begin to give our provisions away to those less fortunate, we are walking on the water with Jesus Christ and life is good. All of a sudden we notice the world around us and we soon forget about the water. There is a new bill or we don’t have anything for dinner and it is then we forget about what we were just doing in Christ and we begin to slip down and down and down. Some may recognize right away what is happening and call out to Jesus for help, but more times than not, we allow the things of this world to dictate what and how we are going to do things.
We think to ourselves, if I could only go back to when I was walking on the water with Jesus things would surely get better. Here is the best news you will ever get other than Jesus who died on a cross just for you and was crucified so you did not have to pay the price for your sins. That good news is, you can still call out to Him and He will take you by the hand and lift you up and place your feet back on solid ground. You will once again be able to walk on water with Him as long as you keep your eyes focused on Him. If we would only recognize the fact of KEEPING OUR EYES FOCUSED ON JESUS we can walk on water and there is nothing we cannot do, we would be so much better off. But, we are human beings and though it sounds really good that we would never have to struggle again, we will. We will fall again and again and Jesus knows that about us. He tells us in Luke 9:23 that if we want to be a disciple of His we are to take up our cross daily and follow Him. Did you catch the key word there? DAILY! Daily means that we are going to forget unless we keep our eyes focused on Jesus. It means that unless we are so focused on Christ and what He can do for us that there is no way possible we can walk on the water.
Jesus loves each and every one of us and He would love nothing more than to have us walking with Him. If you think that you have slid so far that you cannot be rescued then open your eyes and look straight ahead because Jesus is reaching out His hand and He is reaching out to you. Take heart and know that He is the Son of the Living God and He is there just for you.
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Savior or you have walked away for whatever reason it is not too late. All you need to do is to pray Father forgive me, come into my life and take control. Take me by the hand and lift me up so I can walk on the water with Jesus. I accept you as my Lord and Savior and ask you to take control of my life. Thank you for hearing me and I ask these things in the Name of Jesus. Amen!
If you prayed that prayer then you are saved. The next thing you need to do is to get yourself into a bible believing church. Get yourself a bible and I would suggest you read the book of John first and then the other gospels. If you need help understanding what you should do is connect with another person that you may already know as a Christian or with the pastor of a church and they will guide you and disciple you in the Word. If you made that commitment you have made the best choice you ever could have made. Things will change because God promised and you can always count on Him. Get your focus back and keep your eyes on Jesus.
In the name of Jesus I love you and I will be praying. Let me know your decision so I have a name to put with my specific prayer.
God Bless You