Scripture Reading: Matthew 14:29-30
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save manifest
Reflections: Peter acted on the words of Jesus bidding him to step out of the boat. He was soon out there walking on the sea. The wind was boisterous but because his attention and focus was on Jesus he had no regard for it. He kept on walking towards Jesus. It was an amazing sight for the other disciples to watch two people walk towards each other on the sea. Peter’s miraculous walk however failed to have its full course. Somehow he allowed the strong wind, in a moment, to catch his attention. In the process, he lost his focus on Jesus. Fear gripped him thereafter. This deactivated the strength of his faith and in no time he began to sink, crying out for help. Exercising your faith demands that you look up to God and what He has said ceaselessly while you stubbornly disregard the circumstances around you. By upholding this attitude your miracle matures, manifests and is sustained without fail. Having learnt from Peter, you must complete your course of miraculously ‘walking on the sea’!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to keep up focusing on you and your word whenever I exercise my faith.
Confession. I am faith driven. I refuse to be distracted whenever I am acting on the basis of God’s word. I encounter miracles.