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WALKING ON WATER

on July 7, 2011

John 6: 16-21. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,[b] they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened.20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.”21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading. [ Matt 14: 22-33; Mark 6: 47-51]

We like to conclude our business before darkness falls. Darkness is not a place of comfort. We as Christians like the light because we are of the light. Sometimes we get busy with life. I believe this was what the disciples were doing- getting busy with life instead of getting busy with the things of Christ. How do I know this. It is clear from the written word that they left without Jesus. They were in a hurry to get through what they have planned. They should have known that they cannot do anything without Jesus. They should have considered that they left their lives to follow him and by leaving without him the question might be raised in terms of whom they followed on this day?

My prayer is that we acknowledge that we cannot get on the boat – boat of life- without Jesus. For people that haven’t invite him into their lives I would advise a simple prayer:
Lord, I am a sinner and I need you in my life. Lord I invite you to be King of my life. I know that you have died for me, you were buried for me, you have risen from the death for me. Thank you Lord for forgiving my sin. I thank you Lord for your grace and for accepting me as your child. Help me to grow in your love. In Jesus Name. Amen.

The word says that a strong wind started to blow. Life is tossing us around through winds and rough seas or trials and troubles of life. We are expected to persevere and row our boats through the rough waters of life. Without Jesus in our boats or in our lives this become impossible. We will not survive. In Jesus we choose life – a blessed life with no troubles being added.
The disciples were fortunate because Jesus is true to his nature and kept an eye on them. He approached the boat but they got scared. Our nature is being
fearful. We are reminded that we should have a spirit of courage not fear.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline( 2 Tim 1: 7.)
Jesus will always calm us. He will use simple terms to calm us like : “It is I; don’t be afraid.” We can feel his calming presence when he steps on the water- or when He steps into the storms of our lives. We will feel the wind quiet down and the sea will become calm. We see our problems unnaturally disappear. We see him make a way where there is no way.
According to the word, when the disciples took Jesus on board the boat immediately reached the shore. We struggled with our circumstances for some time not knowing how to resolve the matter. When we allow the Lord to put his foot in our water, in our circumstances or in our boat we will find our circumstances changed.
The Lord speaks light, life and courage into our circumstances. He brings peace and comfort by his presence. When his name “ It is I” is spoken it radiate power and authority over elements such as the weather as well as over people.
Phil 2: 9- 11 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
I trust that you will allow the Lord to put his foot into your circumstances so that your storms of life may be quiet and your seas will be calm. Believe and put your trust in His name so that He takes you immediately to your destination according to His will.

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