Text: Matthew 14:22-33
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
What is it like to STEP OUT?
1. He will call us to do it.
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Lord, if it’s you… I will do something IMPOSSIBLE! Have the desire to do great things for Jesus.
2. Storms in life will remain.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Persecutions will increase in number. The bigger the tasks we are handling for God, the bigger the storms that will come our way. Some storms are struggles, pressures, temptations, and insults. But, as long as we hold unto God, He will help us to overcome.
3. In our weaknesses, his grace will lead us through.
God acts immediately.
Peter possessed strong faith yet was easily driven by storms. Let us remember that apart from God we are weak. In our downsides, God’s promises and power are made perfect. His grace is sufficient.
2 Corinthians 12:9 – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
When we decide to follow God, He will definitely use us and strengthen our faith.
4. Jesus will be exalted far beyond we can imagine
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Indeed, we are worshiping a living God.
God has in stored a lot of plans to those who believe and love Him.