Stepping Out of the Boat

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A colleague shared a thought on 'faith' one morning. Stepping out of the boat is a perspective, mine, of what it takes to take a step, the first, towards faith...

Submitted: July 21, 2009

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Every day is about choice and placing God in the head of everything which goes on in our lives. It is an exhilarating experience - this plunge with Jesus, to trust my life into the palm of the most powerful God, knowing that when He takes my life on the journey He calls His will, it will be the most exciting adventure in the universe.

Trust is not freefalling into nothingness. I heard one of the most challenging sermons this morning based on the Peter’s walk on water and I thought how apt for God speak to the situation in my heart. Last weekend a friend shared his life situation with me and it is a mighty big one. Every hour since, I groped for a solution in the dark. The need is paramount, beyond my capacity to help. Therefore I stumbled headlong into despair. Even as I write, I have no solution, but after battling it in my mind for what seemed like hours on end, I finally laid it on His altar and prayed to my heart’s content, leaving every thought of despair, helplessness and hopelessness there in the hand of God, where all impossibilities are possible. What peace swept over my heart thereafter.

Walking on water with Jesus requires first the choice of getting out of the boat, second – moving our focus from the waves, to the outstretched hand of God. Trusting God with our lives is a profound experience only a few of us dive into. It requires the knowledge that Jesus will keep up His end of the bargain: that He will see us through despite the overwhelming circumstance. Some of us may not live up to the full expectation of what God intends for our lives and some of us who want to live up to what God expects of us, need to, first... step out of the boat.

“Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.”


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