Monday, 26 August 2013

Walking Upon Water

Can you imagine walking on water? Walking on a lake or a pond? To our minds and to nature, it is impossible. It is just so impossible to the mind of a scientist or anyone for that matter. Walking on water would blow our minds that we would be in complete shock. 

There were two men in the bible, Jesus and Peter that walked upon water. In Matthew 14: 22-33, it talks about Jesus walking on the sea towards the disciples in a ship and Peter coming out to join Him.

In verse 22-23, it says that Jesus told the disciples to go on the ship before Him while He sent the multitude away. After He went up into the mountain alone to pray. Jesus saw how important it was to spend time with His Father in prayer. After Jesus came out of the wilderness from fasting 40 days and 40 nights, the bible says He returned in the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:14). We too need to spend time with God and as we do we come to a place where we know God for who He is and through that we would begin to manifest the supernatural kingdom of God with signs, miracles and wonders.

"Most assuredly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also and greater works than these he will do because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name that I will do that the Father may be glorified in the Son." John 14:12-13 (NKJV)

In verse 24-27, it says that the disciples became afraid when they saw Jesus walking on water. They thought it was a spirit or a ghost. Then Jesus said 'Be of good cheer, it is I, be not afraid'. We are sons of the Most High God, we have to know who we are. We have not been given a spirit of fear but a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). We have power to do the works that Jesus did and even greater works. Be not afraid!

"And these signs will follow those who believe, In My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues. They will take up serpents and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them, they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18 (NKJV)

In verse 28-31, Peter was very bold to ask Jesus to let him come unto the water. Peter began to walk on water towards Jesus, he began to do the impossible but then he began to look at the wind, the things around him, the difficult circumstances. He lost focus on Jesus and started to focus on the circumstance and then he began to sink. Our focus should be on Jesus, He should be our number 1 gaze and focus.

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2 (NKJV)

We should also put our trust in God no matter what the situation is because God is for us and if He is then who can be against us. We have to trust that everything works for the good of those that love the Lord and that are called according to His purpose. Peter also doubted. Jesus says in verse 31, 'O you of little faith, why did you doubt?'. Faith is very important and we need it to be able to come to God and do what He has called us to do.

God, I asked that we would put our trust in you. We would believe what you say and trust in your unlimited ability to do what is best for us. I pray that we would set our affections on things above, that You would be our one thing and our one gaze. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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