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Keep your Eyes on Jesus!

Matthew 14:29 KJV

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

God is moving! If you will cooperate, He will move in your life! That is usually where our issue comes in. Too often we tend to grow comfortable where we are with how things are. This is fine if you are where God has called you, doing what he’s called you to do, with the people he’s called you to do it with. The problem arises when he’s tugging on your heart to change.

Two primary things that God is doing right now among His people can be found in Matthew 14. Peter and the others are out on the sea and a great storm arises. If you haven’t noticed, there is a great storm around us in this world right now. Jesus shows up, right in the middle of this storm, walking on the water. It shocked them so much when they saw him that they were overcome with fear. They thought he was a ghost. Jesus then announced that it was Him and told them not to be scared. We then come to his encounter with Peter.

The first thing God is doing right now in the lives of His people is calling them out. He is calling you out from people, places, and things, that would hinder your walk with Him. In Matthew 14:29 Jesus said, “… Come. And when Peter was come out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.” God is calling you, just like Peter, to step out of the security of the boat (what you know) and walk on with Him. 

The second thing God is doing right now is calling His people to a greater faith and dependency upon Him. This world does not have our answer. Jesus is our answer! When Peter stepped out of the boat, as long as His eyes were on Jesus, he was good. Then came the moment when he turned his attention to the storm and immediately began to sink. Peter walked on the water and Peter sank in the same water. What was the difference? The difference was Peter’s focus!

God is calling each of us to a place that we haven’t been before. It may or may not have anything to do with people or a physical location, but he is calling each of us to a greater place in our walk with Him. In order to move into this place, we must do these two things. We must step out of the boat, even in the storm, and we must place our faith in Him, regardless of what it looks like. God can be trusted! When you step out and obey Him you can rest assured everything will be just as He’s promised!

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