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Walking on the water – might as well just keep going!

Posted by Daniel Gurtner on

The story of Peter walking on water (Matthew 14:22-33) has really been on my heart and mind for a while now. Starting with the Pastoral Support Team and Rock School Of Ministry at the same time, it was like taking that step of faith and walking towards Jesus on the water, especially in the financial realm. When the virus thing started affecting daily life for everyone, I was like, “I’m already walking on the water 😂 might as well just keep going!” I think what God has been doing with this is drawing me into deeper intimacy and reliance on Him. It’s easy to want to sign up for every outreach opportunity and zoom call to fill up my day (or Netflix 🙄) or applying for jobs left and right, trying to make enough to make ends meet, but I’m learning that He is already taking care of all that. Instead of running around worried and trying to do things on my own - like Peter looking at the waves - I’m learning to focus on Jesus and spending time with Him, trusting that He will calm the waves - take care of me in every aspect of life, including financially.

Matthew 14:28-29

“Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 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. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.””
‭Matthew‬ ‭14:22-33‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ 
https://www.bible.com/bible/114/mat.14.22-33.nkjv

“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/bible/114/php.1.6.nkjv