It was before dawn. Jesus had just finished praying.
Peter and his friends were on a boat, sailing to the other side. ‘It feels odd,’ Peter thought, ‘The teacher told us to go to the other side, but He stays there by himself to pray. Then, how can He get to the other side? Oh well, never mind. He might as well ask someone to take him there by another boat.’ It was then Peter and his friends saw someone walking on the water. He walks on the water. That someone was Jesus.
For a moment, the boat was silent. Everyone tried to make sense of what they witnessed. Before they were done making sense in their head, someone shouted, “GHOST!” – and everyone agreed. And for another moment, the boat was in chaos; but Jesus immediately said, “Do not fear. It is me. Do not be afraid.” Through his disbelief, Peter then said, “If it is really You, make me walk on the water as well!” Then Jesus replied, “Come.”
And Peter walked on the water.
I believe there are three important keys here. First, Jesus is God (so undoubtly, He can do anything). Second, Jesus asked Peter to come; and third, the most important part is: Peter get out of the boat, step into the water. Even though later in the story, he showed doubt, but right at that moment, he had full faith in Jesus.
Just like Peter, I believe every one of us wants to walk on water; by ‘walk on water’ it means: to have a breakthrough, to release the stronghold, to let go of the addictions, to take that opportunity/risk, to be bold, or to tell that someone about Jesus. How many times in our lives – does God call us to come, but we are too afraid to step out? Instead, we say to him: “But God, You are asking me to walk on water. I cannot possibly do that.” How many times does God ask us to face our giants but we are too timid to do so?
If we want to walk on water, we have to get out of the boat. Please, do not wait another moment; do not wait another day; do not wait another opporunity. God is eager to take us to the next level, to another exciting adventure – right now.
All we need to do is to have faith. Then, step out of the boat.