You Are Already Walking on Water

We try to live a holy life, separated from that which makes us weak.  Still, life can be a struggle on a daily basis and when confronted with strife, we appeal to God.

  “Lord I do what you ask of me. I have been obedient to your word, I have sacrificed and I have suffered! Why are these things still happening to me?”

Many times we look for answers within our Pastor, Worship Leaders, colleagues, friends and the most often heard answer is “just have faith.”   If we are honest with ourselves the “just have faith” or “I’m praying for you” responses are frustrating for one simple reason—how does that solve an immediate need? The struggle is still there the problem still exists.

However, perhaps the lens of our focus should be shifted. Perhaps we need to be reminded that the struggle of life’s oppositions and challenges are meant to sharpen the weapon of the mind and harden the fibers of our faith.

Every now and then, in order to press forward, we need to be reminded of what we have overcome. If your child was ever sick and is now healed—you’ve seen the sun stopped (Joshua 10:13).  If you were ever on the verge of eviction and you’re still in your home—you’ve seen a red sea parted  (Exodus 14:21). If you have EVER been broke, lied to or cheated on and are still standing—you’ve seen 5,000 men fed with a few loaves and water (Matthew 14:13-21).

The point of this life is to take the good with the bad and value each moment as a victory. God, in all his wisdom, has made us more than conquerors and I am excited to see how he will gently guide us to where we need to be! My prayer for many, including myself, is that each day brings us a revelation of just how strong we are and with the power of the Holy Spirit may we continue to walk on water.

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  1. SuperLogical Evan
    SuperLogical Evan says:

    I can really appreciate the concept of “walking on water” and not letting the trials and tribulations of life drown you when God has called you out.

    Like Jesus told Peter

    Matthew 14:29-31

    “29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,[b] he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

    31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

    Elder Charles Blake II has a quote that reaffirms that notion,

    “If God has called you to the deep water, the most unsafe place you can be is the shore.” Elder Charles Blake II”

    calling upon all of the body of Christ to not look at our circumstance, but press forward.

    Thanks Antoinette Great Read

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