Monday, February 8, 2010

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

"And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

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 me.

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God." Matthew 14:25-33

This is an amazing story of Jesus walking on the water. When the disciples saw Him, they were terrified cause they thought He was a ghost! Peter went to Jesus and in Jesus' prescence, he was able to do what Jesus had done. Peter was able to walk on water! This shows us that we are able to do marvelous things with Jesus.

Then Peter took his eyes off Jesus and noticed the wind and the waves. It was a scary sight and immediately, he began to sink. Spiritually, we sink when we take our eyes off Jesus. When we fear our surroundings, our circumstances or our problems, we begin to sink for fear is the lack of faith. Never take your eyes off Jesus.

And any time we cry out to Jesus, we shall be saved. Jesus stretched forth His hand and reached for Peter. He then rebuked Peter for doubting in Him for God is more powerful than our circumstances!

Let this be a friendly reminder, that with God, we live above the circumstances. Our fears and doubts will only sink us. Never take your eyes off Jesus, for with Him, you can do all things!

A Voice in the Wilderness


Paul said...

I see examples of this when people overly focus on all the trouble, corruption, and scandal in the world (ie. news junkies) and eventually sink into corruption themselves sometimes in bizzare ways. It is a subtle but deadly process to take your eyes off Jesus.

Andrea said...

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
Blessings, andrea


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