Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 14:28-30(KJV); And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
For long, Christians have been taught not to look at the boisterous winds because they are the reason why Peter started to sink.
But what many ignore is the fact that Peter actually walked on water! Our theme scripture reveals that Peter WALKED ON THE WATER to go to Jesus.
In fact, in Matthew 14:32, the Bible says, “And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.”
Jesus did not carry Peter back to the boat. They WALKED back together.
The error in some of our doctrines on faith is that we are telling men in boats not to fear the boisterous winds. Of course they have no reason to be afraid, they are in the boat!
The disciples Peter left behind were not complaining about winds, they were very comfortable where they were.
The message of the Church should be more focused on the men in the boats. Why? Because God does not build ministries, businesses or successful lives with men in boats.
He needs the Peter-kind of faith and for such men He says, “On this rock, I shall build my church.” (Matthew 16:18)
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 10:38
GOLDEN NUGGET: God does not build ministries, businesses or successful lives with men in boats. He needs the Peter-kind of faith and for such men He says, “On this rock, I shall build my church.”
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for provoking me to step out of my comfort zone. I hear you bid me to come onto the water, into unchartered zones and shores men have never sailed. I respond to Your voice and step out in faith, in Jesus’ name, Amen.