SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR THOUGHT
From the Founder's Desk
Pastor Claudette Miles, Founder/Executive Director, Women of War Ministries
If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of The Boat
...But the ship was now in the midst of these, tossed with
waves for the wind were contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him on the sea, they were troubled, saying, if it is a spirit, and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spoke unto them saying, be of good cheer, it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered Him and said,
if it be thou, bid me to come. And when Peter come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. Matthew 14: 24-29
Many times, God will appoint us to ta ask or place us in situations that we find difficult, if not downright impossible. These challenges usually carry us beyond those things we have already mastered. In other words, God will sometimes push us out of our comfort zone. Nevertheless, these situations are designed to do two things: first, they stretch us into another realm of faith, and second, they give us a better view of God. In our time of weakness or dependency, God is able to reveal his strength. These situations are "faith builders". Notice the story outlines the 12 disciples on the ship. Each was presented with the same situation, that is was to walk on water. However, only one, Peter took the challenge. As a result, Peter was the only one who believed in God for the impossible. As he launched out into the deep, Peter discovered that God was more than able to keep him afloat. The same is true in our lives. If we will believe in God for the impossible when we are presented with life challenges. we will find that this same God, who never changes, is able to keep us afloat. But remember, if you want to do the impossible, you have to get out of the boat.