A Lesson From Peter's Moment
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come.
And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, Save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? (Matthew 14:28-31)
Peter had a moment, a moment of pure faith, a moment when he was focused and his energy was purely in line with the powers of Heaven. He had a moment where he was invincible and felt his God-given potential swelling inside of him. He had a moment where all that mattered was getting to Jesus.
There must have been no shade of darkness in Peter, even if just for a moment. A miracle had just taken place, even for just a moment, and it was his own faith that helped create that moment.
Then, in an instant, Peter lost focus; he let the fear and doubt of the world creep in. He let a trickle of darkness shade the powerful light. But what an amazing example Peter is; for even just a moment, he was like God, a miracle maker.
Walking on the water is a big deal, obviously. It is a huge miracle that takes a lot of faith, but I think we all catch glimpses of similar faith in our lives. I think that we all have more "Peter Moments," than we even realize, moments where we exert all the faith we have, moments where we tap into the power of Heaven and light, moments when we are about to be instruments in God's hands in creating miracles, and moments when we are capable of breaking any chain in our life. Then, in an instant, we lose focus. We, like Peter, look at the raging waters around us and inside of us and begin to doubt and fear. In an instant, the miracle that began to grow dissipates and disappears, the miracle that we didn't even know had begun.
We read of stories in the scriptures of the kind of faith to move mountains, part the Red Sea, and walk on water, but what if the biggest mountains to move are inside of us? What if the biggest sea to get on top of is the raging sea inside of us?
It will take incredible faith to accomplish these kind of miracles. And when you have a moment of clarity, peace, power, and light, hold on and do not let go! Do not lose focus and allow fear and doubt to win, because in that moment, a miracle is transpiring, and you don't even know it. In the next moment, the miracle grows a little bigger and bigger, until before you know it, you've walked atop of the whole sea, because you did not lose focus, because you did not doubt, and because the only thing that mattered was getting to Jesus Christ.
The power of God is within you and that is why, like Peter, you too can be a miracle maker.
12/28/2022 01:35:00 pm
Thanks greatt blog post
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