To Walk on Water… You First Need to Get Out of the Boat

14 Sep

boat-677781_640Around three in the morning, He came toward them walking on the sea. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear.  

 Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

“Lord, if it’s You,” Peter answered Him, “command me to come to You on the water.”

“Come!” He said.

And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. 

Matthew 14:25-29 (HCSB)

Peter trusted Jesus and took that step of faith. He got out of the boat. Peter was able to do something miraculous…. until he took his eyes off Jesus and gave in to the doubts and fears around him. He listened to those voices in his head that told him it was impossible for him to be doing what he was doing.

I think of how many times I follow God in something He has called me to do… but then those fears and doubts hit me like a huge wave and I flounder as much as Peter did.

I know the key is in looking to Jesus. I will only be able to do miraculous things… because of Him. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be walking on water than sitting safe and secure on the boat.

Where are you… on the boat… on the water walking… or sinking?

The great thing is that God can meet us no matter where we are.


Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking.Social Media 2015


Posted by on September 14, 2016 in devotion, Living for God, Writing


4 responses to “To Walk on Water… You First Need to Get Out of the Boat

  1. Pegg Thomas

    September 14, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I love Peter! He’s my favorite Bible personality. Probably because he reminds me the most of me. My personality is always to jump first, think about it later – or open mouth, insert both feet – action before thought. Peter’s like that, and yet Jesus made him the rock the church was built upon. How cool is that?!


    • Jodie

      September 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

      My pastor gave this sermon a couple years ago and it still resonates with me.


  2. Robin Patchen

    September 14, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Great reminder to stay focused on Jesus, Jodie!


    • Jodie

      September 14, 2016 at 9:26 am

      I know I need constant reminders to stay focused. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person


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