Stepping Out

 Mark 6:51 Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.

We know from the gospel of Matthew that Peter stepped into the boat out of the water with Jesus. Why? Because Jesus had invited Peter to meet Him out on the water. Peter had only a little faith, but it was enough to walk on water into the arms of Jesus.

Both Jesus and Peter stepped into the boat. Who was waiting for them there? Those who didn’t take the chance.  They watched the miracle from the shelter of the ship. Peter, however, he got to walk on water. He went for it and although it was but for a short time, he walked on the water.  But perhaps greatest of all, He found Himself in the grip of Jesus.

What became of Peter’s venture in faith? I mean, it was a failure, right? Wrong. Scripture says that those who remained in the boat but witnessed Peter and Jesus on the water worshipped Jesus.

Be a faith adventurer! Follow Jesus. Believers who never step out in faith don’t lead people to Jesus. They only watch as others do.

Peter could have stayed in the boat and claimed to have had faith. Instead, Peter stepped outside the boat and proved that he had faith. Peter took a step of faith and the power of God was revealed to all who remained in the boat. When we play it safe, we don’t show anyone Jesus. When we take steps of faith, we place people’s eyes on Jesus. Are you content to just stand in the crowd or are you willing to step out and point up?

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