Natural and supernatural, feet straddling the line of both. Tossed like a ship in the waves, lenses looking into the physical, material world can’t make it make sense. The supernatural eyes; the lens peering through God-breathed scripture, says get out of the boat.
When Jesus calls, his voice must be the only voice our ear can obey… for his voice drowns out the lies of the natural. Faith is all that was needed to walk on water… if we listen to fear we will never leave the boat and experience Jesus-sized miracles!
I once heard it said, Peter losing faith and sinking down in the water wasn’t a great failure, it was his GREATEST moment. God‘s love language is obedience… Peter walked out with a heart of obedience. When in a moment of weakness, he cried out Lord save me! He walked out on that water in complete faith- reminding us, FAITH is an action! Our default reaction in these moments where God asks us to obey in faith is control and safety. Faith is actually us feeling weak and wobbly at times. Peters’s sinking speaks to my heart, he didn’t walk out faith perfectly, his weakness showed and he started sinking! BUT, God’s power is made perfect when we obey, even when all we have is a weakness to show for it. Our faith-filled obedience, no matter how weak it seems, is a place of great intimacy with the heart of the Father.
With a foot straddling each side of the boat, I ask, How do I get out of the boat with both feet and walk on water?
The letting go, the surrender holds a key to greater faith. I’ll follow Jesus, even if…. even if I drown I’ll obey.