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If someone would ask you to walk on water what would you say?

More than 47 percent of the Bible is supernatural. This is the norm for GOD. Yet, many depend more on the natural norm then the supernatural. Many go by what they can see instead of what God does. The problem lies in our identity, in what we believe regarding God and what we believe about ourselves. This is putting God in a box.

When God created Adam, he created him to have dominion over the world.  How do you do this? By starting to live by faith and not by sight.  A great example of getting to know our own identity is understanding why Peter asked Jesus if he could come to Him and then stepped out of the boat. Peter had never walked on water before but knew that, “with God all things are possible.” He was the only one that got out of the boat. Why, because he asked.


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Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”

 “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So, Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.

Peter knew he could walk on water, he knew he could function in the supernatural. Peter knew that nothing was impossible.  The problem was that the moment Peter took His eyes of Jesus and focused on the storm around him and saw the big intimidating waves, fear set in, and he started sinking.  The identity that Peter held on to while sinking is all that he had left. He had seen Jesus feed 5,000, heal people, and deliver people. He knew the power of God and how it worked, and what he had seen already. The moment that Peter took his eyes of Jesus and put it instead on the sinking in the waves it became an instant life crisis. HE knows he is going to die. “Save ME, LORD!” Was the very best thing Peter could have cried out at that moment.  And immediately Jesus reached out and grabbed him.

 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”  When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.  Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed. Matthew 14:31-33 NLT

Peter did not stop in his defeat, Later on, Peter healed people in the name of Jesus, he walked out of prison with angels, and spoke to the multitudes. The best part is that the faith that Peter functioned by is the same for you, too. Know that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  It is time for us to step out of the boat and become part of God’s plan; for His  plan is best for our life.

Life Changing Tip

  • Ask God to show you where you need to step out of the boat.
  • Pray in faith and not in defeat.
  • After you pray do not run to plan B the next moment.
  • Thank God for the answer every day and believe that you will receive it.
  • Do not say anything negative about what or who you prayed for.

 

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” –Hebrews 11:1 NLT

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