Friday, July 16, 2021

Matthew 14:29 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Matthew 14:29

“Come," He said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.


I woke up late and didn’t have my normal devotional time today, but this has been bouncing around in my mind and spirit all morning. To me, Peter’s failure here speaks more than if he would have succeeded. So often, I am looking at the problem instead of the Problem-Solver. Peter’s job wasn’t to make sure he walked on water or survived the storm, but only to listen, obey, and trust the Lord! To me, Peter had a victory by just getting out of the boat, and even though He sank, the Lord still saved him!


Jesus wasn’t any farther away from Peter when he started to sink. In fact, Jesus was closer to Him because it says He immediately reached out His hand and saved him. Peter was walking obediently in God’s will, so it didn’t matter that he failed because Jesus was right there to save him!


I say this to encourage you to step out of the boat and don’t be afraid to sink. The further you get away from the boat (what’s safe and comfortable), the closer you get to Jesus, and trust me, that’s where we all want to be! We all have a boat in a storm, and Jesus is saying, “Come”! The question is, will you step out?


Be bold, Be kind, Be humble, and be ready to fail because sometimes, our failure is what drives us to cry out to the Lord the loudest!!!


I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!




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