Do’s and don’ts of water walking

Matthew 14:24-31 King James Version (KJV) 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.”.

Take note that Peter, when he was told to come, did. Take note that Peter also walked on the water. Peter has always kind of gotten a bad rap, and justly so, from Jesus standpoint, but think about it, Peter had the faith to step out, at Jesus bidding, to walk on water who’s depths were unknown and amidst a terrible storm. It wasn’t until he took his eyes off Jesus that he had trouble.

Biggest lesson we can learn from Peter in this story is, 1. When called, go. 2. Expect to do great and “impossible” things, when Jesus calls. 3. And last but not least, when you’re amidst life’s storms, never, ever, take your eyes off Jesus!