Matthew 14:28-29 – “ ‘Lord, if it’s you’, Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
In this passage, we learn how Peter, by faith, did what no one had ever done before, simply by taking Jesus Christ at His every Word. In our day and generation, many times we find ourselves in a similar situation as Peter. We find ourselves in a comfort zone, never ready to step out in faith in order to reach Jesus Christ. Remember the woman with the issue of blood; her desperate circumstances triggered desperate faith. She had run out of rope, it was time for her to grab onto faith. Peter knew that if God was supporting his position, impossibilities would become possible. He felt that it was time for him to do something different to change his life from failure to success. Jesus accepts anyone who comes to Him in faith, even those who previously rejected Him.
Peter decided that if he wanted a different result in his life, he had to do something no one had ever done before; he did what seemed crazy to the ordinary mind. He decided to show his excitement in order to attract God’s attention in his situation. In whatever situation you find yourself in today, Jesus Christ is waiting for you to take a step of faith in order to attract His attention in your life. When you attract God’s attention in your life, all things become possible.
Prayer: God, give me the grace to do all things today to be seen by You, not to be seen by men, in Jesus’ mighty name!
The Bible says there are only three things on this earth that will last – faith, hope and love. The greatest is love (1 Corinthians 13:13). 1 John 4:16 says that Jesus is love. He who abides in love abides in God and God in Him. When you abide in love, you will not listen to the cry of others but you will listen for their cry because love looks around to see who is in need. That is why we will begin to succeed with our lives when the hurt and problems of others matter to us. I mean, we must begin to live a life of investment and not expenditure because the best investment is help. So, when you give, you are planting seeds that will be multiplied back to you. When the pain of others becomes your pain, you will begin to succeed with your life. Love never gives up. It puts up with everything. Love cares more for others than for self. Love is not always ‘me first’. Love does not strut. Love does not want what it does not have. Love is positive – it does not want anything negative. Love is good. That is why love is the greatest.