Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Little Faith....

Matthew 14:29-31

29. So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
30. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
31. And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he was able to walk on the water. Peter did not begin to sink until he began to look at his circumstances.

Looking at your circumstances will always sap you of your faith. Looking at the way things look opens the door to fear --- and when fear comes in, faith goes out! Because of fear, Peter did not finish the impossible task he had set out doing --- to walk on the water to meet Jesus --- even though he had already begun doing the impossible. Just like with Peter, fear will keep you from being able to "go the distance" in the things of God. But if you keep your eyes on Jesus, who is the Word of God, you will walk on the water in your life. After all, if Peter walked on water with little faith, then how much more can you expect to do when you purpose in your heart to have strong faith?

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