Life Lesson: Faith is Simply Taking the Next Step!
The Next Step in life …
1. Is Often SCARY
Verses 25-27 “Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘Its’ a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid’” (NIV).
2. Is in RESPONSE to Jesus’ Calling in our lives
Verses 28-29a “‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water’. ‘Come,’ he said” (NIV).
3. Still may be Uncomfortable
Verses 29b-30 “Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’” (NIV).
4. Brings an incredible CONNECTION with Jesus
Verses 31-33 “Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’ And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’” (NIV).