Monday, March 11, 2013

Step in Faith--Walk in Trust--Fall into God's Arms

This Sunday, our pastor spoke on the scripture passage Mathew 14:22-33 where Jesus walks on water.

Most of you know how the story goes. Peter says, "Lord if it's you, tell me to come to you on the water." Jesus tells him to come and Peter gets out of the boat and walks on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind he becomes afraid and begins to sink crying out "Lord save me!" Jesus reaches out his hand saying "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

The Pastor said that often we rag on Peter and his doubt. Yet, there were eleven others in the boat who were scared and thought that Jesus was a ghost. They didn't even dare to take the step of faith out onto the water.I think that the stories of Peter humanize the disciples. How often do we venture out in faith, only to become uncertain when the winds of confusion and negativity jostle our foundation?

I hope that the videos shared on Susquehanna Xpress give you encouragement to take steps on the path to where God calls you. You don't have to have everything in order and have a perfect plan. God will be there to catch you if you fall. The important thing is that you step our of your comfort zone in order to grow closer to Him.

May God bless you in your future endeavors of stepping out in faith, and may the stories we share inspire you that you can do it!


  1. I thought this was a wonderful message. In the book Pastor Wyatt mentioned it says to pray every day how God wants you to step out of the water that day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Thank you for your encouragement. Sometimes I forget that God will be there to lift me up when I begin to sink. Today I pray for all clergy including my self to step out of our comfort zone.

  3. Thank you for your comments Anonymous 1 and 2. I appreciate knowing that the posts resonated with you. May I ask your names?

  4. Anonymous 1: Yes, that is an important servant's prayer that I often forget to pray to start out my morning. Maybe I should add that to my Lenten disciplines this year, and hopefully it will carry on.

    Anonymous 2: You are welcome, I'm glad it encouraged you. I will pray that God gives you bold courage to reach more of his children.