Stepping Out of the Boat

(by Pat Oconer, International Coordinator of Work with the Poor)

How many times have you felt that you are stepping out of your boat? Or were asked to step out of your boat? I’m so sure you still remember the story of Peter, being in a boat under very stormy weather conditions, and seeing Jesus at the far end of the sea, approaching the boat and walking on water. I can imagine the frightening moment of the 12. I can imagine the reaction of Peter when asked by Jesus to come and walk on water, that intimate moment of trusting, that response of obedience and the assurance that He will always be there.

Comfort zones are our own boats, boats that we can’t let go because of the many perks that come along with it, boats that make our life easy and light. But sometimes, we have to step out of our boats, to have a walk with Jesus, to just believe, to trust and be obedient. To realize, that after all, we have Jesus by our side to pull us up when we drown or fall. Just like what He did with Peter. Never doubt God’s capacity to do wonders out of us.

You want to get what you desire and pray for? Get out of your boat, walk on water, and experience the mighty presence of God in your life. Today, you have the opportunity to do that, are you up for the challenge? Or will you just stay inside your boats?

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  1. I think, this "walking on water" concept is a great yardstick of one's true transformation. When one starts believing that should they, by any circumstance be in the middle of the ocean with no help around, they can just then walk on water.

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