“Peter (Church) step out of the boat. I bid you to come now. Have faith and trust Me” Love, Lord Jesus
The Lord gave me this encouraging word for my own local church body awhile ago, and I believe it is for the whole Church Body everywhere, so I am going to share it here. One of the million things I love about the Lord is that He is always teaching us. Remember the disciples called Him Teacher? I believe the Lord loves to teach us. He is so gracious and wants us to come sit at His feet like Mary.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart…
The Lord says in Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. I mean really? Wow! What an Amazing God we serve!
While most of us don’t like to make mistakes or get out of our own comforts zones, that is EXACTLY what I believe the Lord is trying to get us to do. How else do we learn and grow?
I believe the Lord also wants you to know that anyone reading this, YOU matter. YOU are needed. YOU are valuable. God needs YOU. We need YOU. So when the Lord says come, step out of your comfort zone, or let go of that “security blanket,” you are holding on to, whatever that may be for you, I encourage you, it is time to step out of the boat. Step out ant trust the Lord. Greater things are yet to come for you and His plans for you are so much more then what you think they are.
Faith in many ways is spelled R-I-S-K! For isn’t far better to step out of the boat Beloved, even if it’s just for a few moments like Peter and fail, then to be stuck in the boat of life watching. Isn’t it better to try and maybe fail and learn in the process, then to not try at all?
And remember that Jesus did not let Peter drown.
And remember that Jesus did not let Peter drown! He was right there with His hand out and saved Him the moment He took His eyes off Jesus. So let us keep our eyes fixed like flint on Jesus and don’t be discouraged or condemned, just take courage. Face your fear and do it anyway, if the Lord bids you to come.
Lastly, remember that Simon Peter was the one who the Lord changed his name from Simon (swaying reed) to Peter (rock)! The bible says God is no respecter of person’s (Romans 2:11), what He can do with one He can do with another. So let Him make you into the secure rock He created you to be in Him!
What do you think?
Does this word speak to you? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
God bless you,