Monday, March 29, 2021

Matthew 14:30 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

Matthew 14:30

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

I love the Apostle Peter. I’m like him in so many ways, bold and daring yet at times can miss the Truth or the point right in front of me. This is by no means a successful mission for Peter outside of the boat, and I imagine the walk back to the boat with Jesus was humbling, to say the least.

But the key is he got out of the boat. The boat represents everything that was comfortable and normal to Peter. He was a fisherman by trade, so a boat would have been like home to him. But many times, Jesus calls us out of these comfort zones so that we have to fully rely on Him, and that, my friends, can be a scary yet extremely blessed place to be!

Now, fast forward to after the crucifixion, and the disciples are out fishing again…

John 21:7: Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.

Peter is back out of the boat and into the water with urgency and purpose. He knows that Jesus is waiting, and he isn’t going to miss his chance. The point isn’t whether he sinks or swims but that he was willing to get back out of the boat and go toward the Lord!

Jesus isn’t going to let you drown!!! Don’t let fear, doubt, or shame keep you in that boat, but rather jump out that boat and trust that the One who gave all for us will make sure you make it to shore!

What boats are you still in that the Lord is calling you out of? Put on your swimsuits and get in the water!!!

I love you all. God bless. Glory, Honor, and Praise today and forevermore to God Almighty, King Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!




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