Tuesday, October 22, 2013

{Day 22} Is He Calling You Out? - Matthew 14:28-32

{As you begin reading today's post, consider scrolling to the end to start the song, then come back to begin reading.}


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There the disciples were, piling into a boat, pushing off to cross the Sea of Galilee. Jesus had just fed the five thousand (Matthew 14), and had gone away alone to pray on a mountainside.

The wind and waves were battering the boat, and it was late.

Then there He was. Walking toward their rocking boat on top of the waves. The disciples were afraid, and rightly so, when they saw a figure moving toward them. Jesus quickly said, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."

You probably know what happened next.

Matthew 14:28-32

28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

Has Jesus been knocking on your heart, asking you to come? Is He asking you to walk upon the waters with Him?

This song (Oceans by Hillsong United) has been accompanying me on a journey these last 6 months. Well, it's been years in the making actually, but more specifically for this last half of a year. He's asked me to join Him out on the waters. Many times I've doubted, started sinking, and He's reached His hand out to me, asking me to believe.

I can't wait to share in the coming months more of this journey, but for now, I'm going to ask you to do something...

Consider how He may be asking you to join Him out on the waters.

Maybe He's asking something of you. Just like He does of me. It might be a change He wants to see in you. Or maybe a step He's asking you to take.

"Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."


 







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2 comments:

  1. That song has been following me around since I first heard it a few months ago. Such a beautiful reminder today of God's leading and hands that hold us steady among the storms of life. Thanks!

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    1. Exactly... it's been following me around too. :)

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