I really need you to understand that God WANTS to do great things through you to build up and expand His Kingdom.
Read through this familiar story of Peter walking on the water and then I’m going to make a point I can almost guarantee you’ve never grasped before…
“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
So, we have a situation here where a group of men are in a storm, and they see the figure of a man walking on the water. Just like you would, these men became afraid. And then, the figure of a man announces that He is Jesus. Now, these men have a quandary. How can they PROVE that this is truly Jesus.
But, the Apostle Peter understood something that so FEW people understand. And, because he understood this something, he knew exactly what to ask…
“Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.”
Do you see what Peter understood that you need to understand too?
Peter understood that it is God’s will to do great things through His people. Peter understood that if this was truly the Lord, then amazing things would flow from the Father, through Jesus, to Peter and out to the world for an everlasting testimony.
And what did Jesus answer back? A simple, one-word, life-changing answer, “Come.”
It never occurred to Peter’s friends that God would like to do something BIG in their lives AT THAT VERY MOMENT! And because Peter’s friends did not understand this concept, they never walked on water. Later, they came to understand this concept, but they forever missed out on the opportunity to walk on water.
They all could have walked on the water but only Peter did.
God wants to do GREAT things in your life AT THIS VERY MOMENT! Jesus is saying the same thing to you right now, “Come.”
Just because your friends are setting back thinking and acting small, doesn’t mean you have to think and act small too.
Step out on the water. Decide to be a Millionaire For Jesus who does great things in the Kingdom of God. Let your life be one of an everlasting testimony.
Go to any Bible Bookstore and you will find books of great men of God. The only thing that is different between them and you is that they understood God wants to do great things through His people. They understood this and they decided to be a vessel through which God worked.
You can decide this too. You can be a great man or woman for God.
I’m for you! God is for you! You can do it! Christ will perform it in your life!
I just ask that you come back and tell me about it so that I have yet another story of what great things God is doing through His people’s lives.
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