Seek Jesus Christ, and you too will walk on water

Seek Jesus Christ, and you too will walk on water

Seek Jesus Christ, and you too will walk on water!

Keep your eyes focused on Jesus Christ. Living life is about our friendship with Jesus. He called us His friends, right?

Peter walked on water just like Jesus did. However, the only reason he remained on top of the waves was when he was fixated on Jesus. The moment he looked at his circumstances he instantly sank. That’s when Jesus lovingly said, “you of little faith… Why did you doubt?” Romans 8:1 is true. “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” The condemning voice you might be hearing in YOUR circumstances is not His.

Seek Jesus Christ, and you too will walk on water. Perhaps you’re in need of a miracle. Does a miracle look like significance? Family income? Safety? Security? Reconciliation with a spouse, a child, or a church board? Does it look like relocating to a new adventure? God pays for the work He orders, and if you are seeking Him, He will provide.

Who we need to seek is Jesus Christ. What we need to seek is our friendship with Him. Sad but true, after knowing Him for 20+ years and serving Him in ministry for 18+, you’d think I learned that a long time ago. But I feel like an infant in my relationship with Jesus and am learning to listen to His voice and guidance, instead of mammon.

I am defining mammon as self-help, self-preservation, self-seeking, self-reliance, self-dependence, self-worship. This selfish belief plays out in seeking after jobs, beauty, pleasure, money, and ultimately everything God is against. I believe that is what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 6:24 when He said, “You cannot serve both God and mammon” (NIV translates this as “money”).

Yes, living life as a Christian is really about a relationship with Jesus. Seek Jesus Christ and you too will walk on water.

Questions:
1. What are you seeking Jesus for right now?
2. May I pray for/with you about that?

  • MD

    There’s another way to look at the walking on water story. Jesus knew Peter could walk on water because He knew He could do it through Peter. Peter didn’t lose faith in Jesus because he called to Jesus to save him. So in whom did he lose faith? Maybe Peter started sinking because he lost faith in himself (so to speak). Jesus gives us everything we need for life and godliness. All the horsepower of Heaven resides in our being through His Holy Spirit. So, Jesus, in a way, has faith in us that we can do what He has put before us because it is Him doing it anyway. Most of the time, we have no confidence in the Spirit that lives in us as we shy away from the impossible, the improbable, and even the doable.

    Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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