Wednesday, June 19, 2013


"You call me out upon the water, the great unknown where feet may fall..."

God has a history of calling His people out into the great unknown. 
Abraham didn't know where He was going when the Lord called him to set out to the land promised him. 

Although unsure of his own abilities, Moses was called to appeal to Pharaoh and to bring the Israelites out of Egypt. 

In order for God to use her to save her people, He called Esther to leave them and make her home in a place foreign to everything she knew.  
Peter responded to Christ's invitation to join Him upon the water. 

The simplicity of Jesus' words to Peter strike me in Matthew 14:29: 
"Come",  He said..

Peter stepped out of the boat, fixed His eyes on His Lord, and responded to the invitation to come. 

Whether it was the first wayward glance at crashing waves, noticing the way the water lapped against his feet, or simply the fleshly impulse to lose faith, Peter took His eyes off the Lord and began to sink.  

When I make the decision to take my eyes off of Jesus for even one second and focus on my surrounding circumstances, I will sink. 

For it is not enough to respond to the call to come just once. 

In my every moment, I must respond to Christ's invitation in faith. Whether or not I know where I'm going, I'm fearful, alone, or feel unqualified. I must come. 

"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever you would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior''
-"Oceans" by Hillsong United

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