[QTVOTD] How long can I stay up…

“Jesus said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus. But when he perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightened, and as he began to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me! Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.” Matthew 14:29-32 ->me: Yesterday while I was in Sunday morning worship, my mind began to wonder; thinking about all that needed to get done before today [Monday] after being in North Carolina on business for the last week. Then I realized where I was and what my focus should be -> on God and Jesus alone for what He has done and Who He is in my life today. My mind came to this passage about Peter and desire to come out on the water to be with Jesus, by asking Jesus to command him to come out…so Jesus did just that. Peter climbs out of the boat with his eyes fixed on Jesus and begins to walk on the water towards Him…but then what happens? Peter gets distracted and fearful about the craziness around him. When he realizes that he is sinking, he freaks out and calls on Jesus to rescue him. As the passage says, Jesus INSTANTLY reaches out, catches, and holds Peter. There are a lot of takeaways from this passage but for me, this is my walk with Jesus. I searched for Him and He called me to Himself. I started out walking on the water of my ‘following’ Him but I routinely get distracted by my work, pressures, money, and many other things in this world…finding myself losing sight of the One Who stand on top of it all. When I refocus back on Him and call out to Him in confession and repentance, He immediately reminds me Who He is and holds me close. Everyday my goal to walk further before sinking by keeping every moment transfixed on Him.

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