Inspirational, Reflection

Walking on Top Where Everybody’s Sinking

Walking on Top Where Everybody’s Sinking

MATTHEW 14:22-33

Walking

Do we want to see miracles where most people failed to see?

Do we really want to receive blessing where many missed to received?

It seems surprising to know that God’s blessing is just around us and just within our reach.

It seems odd to know that you and I can walk on top of where everybody’s where sinking, and yet we don’t experience it?

Because Peter is a man just like us, with limitations, with many weaknesses yet experience the miracles of a lifetime to walk on top of the water.

Who among us wants to walk on top of the where everybody’s are sinking?

THE NEED FOR ANTENNA OF FAITH

It was not just long ago when most of us witnessed and experience that to have a clear reception of channels in radio or television, we need to have an antenna.

Is it not funny that before, you need to turn the antenna to every angle possible just to receive a clear reception of invisible power, an unseen energy, that feed the radio, the wireless telephone and television with huge data or hertz to hear and see that are just around us?

Although this technology is now revolutionized into a more advanced technology using a fiber optic, the law is still the same.

The question now is, do we have that antenna for us receive these things, these blessings, these revelations and these miracles that are just around us?

Do we have the FAITH to see what others don’t see?

Faith is an antenna to receive and tap into the power that many missed to possess and experience.

The miracles and blessings of God surround us, but we don’t experience it because we don’t have the device to claim and received it, we don’t have an antenna of faith.

It’s just like your swimming in a vast ocean with countless fish but you cannot fish because you don’t have the net to catch them.

That is the faith Peter had, he saw Jesus walking on top of the water and when he Jesus invited him to come, he believed that he can walk too on the water.

FAITH is like a WIFI, it is invisible but it can connect you to what you need.

In faith, there are no dead spots in God because we will always be connected in faith

In Hebrew 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

FAITH MAKES YOU EXCEPTIONAL

When you have faith, you become exceptional.

Peter became exceptional as he walked where many could sink.

He was the only disciples who had that experience to walk on top of the water.

Our faith makes us special as we can connect to where most can’t connect.

By faith, it makes us among the list of halls of fame in heaven, who gained favor and pleasing before God.

Because by faith, we can please God.

By faith, Enoc please God and took him up without seeing death.

By faith, Noah being warned by God of things not yet seen, he prepared the ark for the salvation of his household.

By faith, Abraham became the father of many nations.

But all of them were human too like us, and what happened to them can come to reality in us if we have faith.

Your FAITH in God can make you exceptional too.

Why? Because their faith and our faith when we fully practice can please God.

Shout that you are exceptional.

Declare that you are extraordinary.

  • Your faith can move mountains
  • Your faith can connect to where many can’t connect
  • You can tap on the power where many missed
  • You have the lenses to magnify the unseen
  • With faith, you have the edge over your adversaries
  • With your faith, you have the courage to face your enemies
  • With faith, we can touch the heart of God
  • With faith, we can be part of a miracle
  • With faith, our prayers could be heard and answered

Because you are exceptional.

A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But it shall not approach you.
You will only look on with your eyes
And see the recompense of the wicked.
For you have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.

No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.

-Psalm 91:7-10

WALKING ON TOP OF WATERS

Matthew 14:29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter goes out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward to Jesus.

God allows us to experience to walk on top of the water to show us that whatever is impossible could be possible.

That all of us can rise above where people are afraid to walk off.

That we can overcome our fear and have the courage to endure what others feared to face.

So that we can step outside our boat and live away from our own comforts and start to trust God’s provision and power.

WALKING EVEN THERE IS A STORM

But seeing the wind, Peter became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out “Lord save me!”

Like Peter, he already walked on the water but he was distracted by the strong wind that he saw, he slowly sunk down. Jesus told him that how little was his faith.

Don’t expect God to be sensual in our storms.

Because we may not see or feel Him physically, but with faith, we will know that He is always in control.

That is the reason why we must walk by faith and not by sight.

Storms should increase our faith as faith could be best practice in our storms.

Uncommon faith brings uncommon results.

The presence of storms in our life does not mean that God is not with us. In fact, the presence of God is with us.

In fact, it is the presence of God that sustains us to battle the strong winds in our life.

Psalm 46:1 says our God is our very present help in times of troubles.

God is present in our tribulations, in our sufferings, in our struggles because He is a very present help in our times of need.

Call upon the name of the Lord and he will be with us.

It does not mean that when we are being shaken by the strong wind, God is absent.

GOD ALLOWS YOU TO SINK TO HUMBLE YOU

Never be so proud that we are on top of the water always because sometimes God allows you to sink.

It is when you are on the top of everything that he allowed us to sink to understand that we need Him to help us.

Our walking on top of the water is not ours to brag but rather to understand that we experience it because it is a grace.

Don’t be so proud that you are walking on top of waters and overcoming all your storms that you lose sight of the hands that call you.

Because sinking allows makes us call the name of the Lord for help.

Sinking allows us to understand that we need Him always in our life.

Sinking diverts our attention and focuses again to the hands of the one always willing to help us.

And it is Jesus.

May your happiness be full,

Mikesendon

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