Day 20: Genesis 46-48; Matthew 14:22-36

If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat

You know we can’t read this chapter without talking about walking on water. Because it’s walking on water, y’all! How cool would that be?

“So He said, ‘Come.’ And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.” -Matthew 14:29

We read about it and even sing about it (Oceans by Hillsong United is my anthem!), but to live it out? Well, that’s an entirely different story! Because to walk on water, it means we have to step out of the boat. And to leave our comfort zones and step into the unknown… that is terrifying.

But that’s where God works best: when we step out in faith and trust Him to do the impossible. Like quitting your well-paid job to join or start a ministry; or majoring in social work instead of business; or saying no to dating and waiting for God to write your love story; or declining something the world values in order to choose more of God; or taking the time to talk to a homeless person even when you’re already running late.

Some call it living in the margins: leaving space in our lives for God to move. That can happen when you offer your flexible schedule to God to do as He pleases; or praying continuously and keeping your eyes open for opportunities to serve others.

But stepping out of the boat – it’s always worth it. Even if you doubt or fail, God is near and He won’t let you drown. He will walk with you, and like a child learning to walk for the first time, He will pick you right back up and then challenge you to walk in even deeper.

Where is God calling you to step out in faith today? Do you have a walking on water testimony to share?


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