How to Walk on Water

Hey, you there trying to walk on water. I see you.feet
You were all comfortable in your boat headed who-knows-where when Jesus called.
But you didn’t think twice about throwing both legs over when He said, “Come.”
Oh, you aren’t doing it for attention or bragging rights. You just want to be with Jesus.
You’ve grown accustomed to His ways and how He walks and talks and when He said, “Come, follow Me” you were all in.
But this out-of-the-boat-walk is a little rougher than you anticipated.

Caleb at beach
You didn’t notice the wind from the safety of the boat; it’s blowing hard against you now.
And the water and waves . . .

caleb in waves

caleb in waves 3caleb in waves 2The realization that you’re in over your head hits you like a ton of bricks and you almost sink like one.

You cry out.

caleb grabbing hand
He reaches out.

caleb holding hand
This walking on water is humbling business.
I am there with you.
I know chin-deep-fear thinking I can do it by myself.

JE at the beach
By His grace He exposes our weakness and His power.
For our venture of faith upon the waters to be successful, our faith must continue.
There will be winds and rough seas and storms, but He is near.
He is testing our faith.
He already knows we need Him but He wants us to know we need Him.
It is a holy sanctifying work He does for our good and His glory.

beach sunset
Are you listening—you there trying to walk on water?
He hasn’t called us out of the boat to sink or swim but to walk on water with Him.(tweet this)
There is only one requirement: you must keep your eyes on Him.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3: 16-19 NIV

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2 Responses to How to Walk on Water

  1. Britta Lafont September 23, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Love this! I am so the girl who is jumping out the the boat and then…”Whaaa..??” Good truths. 🙂

  2. jay September 23, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    Praying for you, Eric, Alex, Jon Eric, Maddie, Anna and Caleb as each of you Walk!