Mathew 14:29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
The other day my husband and I were driving in the car and we drove past a big road kill and I looked down right at it. I told my husband that every time I see road kill I look at it and it makes me so mad because I don’t want to see it and he laughed. Well today on my way to church…yeah…you guessed it…road kill….but for as much as my brain was saying look….I only glanced…I didn’t really see anything.
I said to myself…If I can just learn to not look at my problems head on… I would be better for it….but like looking at that road kill….. I’m staring at…my health, my finances, my kids everything and anything. In the scripture above…Peter looked at the wind and it caused him to take his mind off Jesus….You know he didn’t even do it for that long….and in that short amount of time….Bam!…H20…a dip in the Lake…he began to sink.
This week I’m going to make a bigger effort to KEEP MY EYES ON THE LORD AT ALL TIMES AND NOT TAKE THEM OFF FOR ONE SECOND!!!!! I’m gonna need Gods help for this. I do keep my eyes on the Lord…but…I do take them off briefly when I worry, doubt or fear creeps in.
Even when we doubt God is right there….Mathew 29:31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
My prayer is Mark 9:24 ……. “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
What did Jesus do? And how long did it take for Him to do it? He helped Peter Immediately and then asked him some tough questions. I guess Jesus was saying to Peter….dude…you’ve been hangin’ around with me all this time and have seen me do amazing miracles and you have the nerve to doubt me now? I should let you get good and wet!….Well I’m so glad Jesus doesn’t think like me…LOL…”.but I want to think like Jesus!”
Message for today: Simple….We should keep our eyes on the Lord 24/7…at all times.
I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.(Psalms 123:1)
P.S. – Did you ever think road kill could lead to a bible lesson?