Later in the evening he was still there by himself, and the boat was somewhere in the middle of the lake. He could see that the disciples were struggling hard, because they were rowing against the wind. Not long before morning, Jesus came toward them. He was walking on the water and was about to pass the boat.
The disciples saw Jesus walking on the water, they thought he was a ghost, and they started screaming. All of them saw him and were terrified. But at this same time he said, “Don’t worry! I am Jesus. Don’t be afraid.” He then got into the boat with them, and the wind died down. The disciples were completely confused.
Memory Verse: Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together. Revelation 3:20.
Have you ever felt afraid? What’s with the terrible news all over the media? Just when you thought you’ve heard enough, then the devil throws more bad news into the mix. So many things happen in our day-to-day lives and it’s ok to be afraid when they do, because the feeling of fear is an emotion that every human cannot help but feel. The most important thing is how that emotion is interpreted and the reaction we give when that feeling comes around.
I was speaking to a friend a few months ago and he spoke about a family who had spent so long trying to put together their mortgage deposit. At the time of the conversation, the expected deposit was 10% and they had religiously saved £8000 a year so they achieved their aim of £480,000 in six years and just when they thought they were ready, interest rate went through the roof. I immediately felt sorry for them because they spent 6years waiting only to realize their plan was not going to happen.
Many of us go through a whole lot of things and with prayers, dedication and determination, we keep pressing on, but then, we get to a place of fear. That’s like a dark night when we feel all alone, and the wind is against us whiles we’re thinking of the next way out but check out what the disciples did – They cried out to Jesus! Mark 6:48c.
Not that Jesus saw them and was about to pass them by, but they took it upon themselves to cry for help.
The result is that Jesus spoke to them, and He climbed into their boat and only then did the wind calm down. What are you doing in that situation that terrifies you? If you don’t cry out to Jesus, He may just pass by unto the next person that is ready for His help. Jesus is always around knocking up for you to open up but if you don’t open the door, He will not force Himself into your life.
Don’t let the wind scare you so much that you forget the next action to take and when you don’t even know what to do about every and any situation, open the door for Jesus and let Him in.
Your voice is your power, use it now!
- Father I thank you for another wonderful day
- Thank you for all you do for me and helping me to confront and face my fears
- Help me to be bold and confident and never fearful
- Help me to open when you are knocking and to reach out to you always.
- Father order my steps and let it be unto greatness
- Have mercy on me O Lord and receive my sacrifice of praise, IJMN, AMEN.