Jump Out Of Your Boat

Michael K Spirituality 13 Comments

Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come ahead.” Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. – Matthew 14:28-29 (MSG)

Most preachers give Peter a hard time…

Usually whenever this text is preached, we preach about the importance of keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.

We say that Peter only sank when he began to look at his circumstances and became distracted.

Peter’s actions are often viewed as a warning.

It is a fact that Jesus told Peter he only sank because he had little faith.

But there is another side to this account…

Peter’s actions should also be an example.

You see if Peter was told that he only had LITTLE faith, the other 11 disciples who stayed in the boat must have had no faith at all.

In Matthew 14:29, it says that once Peter received his word from God, he immediately jumped out on it.

And when he did, Divine ability to walk on water showed up on his behalf only after he made a decision to leave “his boat.”

So what about you??

Whenever God speaks to you, you too will have a “boat” that you will have to leave.

Your boat may be your traditions.

It may be your friends…

Your boat may be a job…

Or a position at work.

And when God speaks, you will either be like the 11 disciples who stayed in their boat or like Peter who stepped out of his. You must remember that

Supernatural power only comes to those who decide to leave their “boat” and step out in faith on what God has said to them.

Sure Peter got cut from the water-walking team that night!

And it’s true that he was the ONLY disciple that sank in that stormy water.

BUT he was also the ONLY disciple to ever walk on that same water.

AND He was the only one of the 12 disciples that God later chose to lead His entire church on the day of Pentecost.

I’m learning the importance of stepping out of the “boats” in my own personal journey.

I believe that you should too.

Your future destiny just may depend on it.

Michael KJump Out Of Your Boat

Comments 13

  1. Andre Morrall

    Awesome post! Man, Peter does get slandered on the regular about his little faith but I never really paid attention to the fact that he was the only one that stepped out of the boat.

  2. Kenisha

    Michael K, This word is so on time. The boats (insert hands raised) lol I am learning to step outside the boat in my personal boat. And I am okay stepping out by myself. Blessings!

  3. Lisa Benn

    Thanks for giving me my water walking papers (lol). Also thanks for the candid message on yesterday (Sunday). It was a blessing. Keep sharing. God bless!

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