You look around, staring back at you
Another wave of doubt, will it pull you under? You wonder…
What if I’m overtaken? What if I never make it?
What if no one’s there? Will You hear my prayer?
When you take that first step into the unknown
You know that He won’t let you go
So what are you waiting for? What do you have to lose?
Your insecurities, they try to hold to you
But you know you’re made for more, so don’t be afraid to move
Your faith is all it takes, and you can walk on the water, too.
Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on the water too. “Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy. Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers” (Francis Chan, Crazy Love).
Walking on water is a crazy idea…just throwing that out there! I am currently at the beach and the idea of stepping into the ocean expecting to stay on top of the water has quite honestly never crossed my mind! In Matthew 14, however, this thought does occur to one of Jesus’ disciples. One night Jesus was approaching His disciples’ boat by walking on top of the water. The disciples were naturally terrified, thinking they were seeing a ghost. Peter decided to see if what they were seeing was, in all reality, a ghost or this man named Jesus that they had been following. He asked the man to prove his identity by having Peter walk out to him if he was indeed the Christ. Jesus told him to come! Peter stepped out of the boat that day and followed Jesus.
What are you doing right now that requires FAITH? “God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to TRUST Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through” (Francis Chan, Crazy Love). Stepping out of the boat requires faith–and trust in God. Sometimes the biggest thing that you and I could be doing that requires faith is simply trusting God with the time that He gives us….waking up each day asking HIM to guide us. What is He asking you to step out of the boat for today? Maybe He is calling you to step out and be a hero in your church by serving in kids ministry. Is He asking you to share His story with your liberal professor? Or Maybe He is asking you to invest in the lives of 5th and 6th grade girls. I encourage you to join me by getting on your knees before the King of Kings and asking Him to guide and direct you. Ask Him to show you what He wants you to step out in faith for today. He will reach out and help you…you and I just have to take that first step.
“Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.” 1 Chronicles 28:20