Monday, September 21, 2009

Oh Ye of Little Faith

I want you to look at something closely. This is something I didn't see before and I was thinking maybe you haven't either.

Read Matt. 14:22-31.

This is the story of the disciples in a boat and they see Jesus walking on top of the water toward them. Peter gets out of the boat and tries to walk on the water, too.

That's it. Read that part again--Peter walking on the water.

What happened?

What did Jesus say about it? "Man of little faith, why did you doubt?"

I always thought that Jesus was speaking about Peter's faith in Jesus. But that can't be it.

Think about it.

Peter didn't doubt Jesus because Jesus wasn't sinking. Jesus' statement to Peter has nothing to do with Peter's faith in God.

It has to do with Peter's faith in himself.

Peter was sinking because he didn't think that he, Peter, could walk on water. He had no faith in himself.

If you trust that God has your best interest in His heart. If you place yourself in His hands, then let everything go and believe in yourself.

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