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What Stops Us From Keeping Our Eyes On Jesus?

"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you
on the water." Matthew 14:28

Life Question: What Will It Take For You To Walk On The Water
With Jesus Christ?

"An obstacle is what you see when you take your eyes off the goal."
Of all the things I learned and remembered from my high school days,
this, by far, is the most memorable. This quote comes from my former
choir director at a time when we were going to be participating in
the Missota Music Festival. During this time we were needing to know
cold the verses to 'Praise to the Lord', and whoever did not, could not
attend the Festival.
Over the following weeks I, along with the rest of the students practiced
our hearts out and all managed to pass with flying colors when tested on
knowing this piece of music. Then came the true test.....The Missota Music
Festival in Northfield, MN.
Now, as you had read before in this blog, it was not until 2004 that I
became a Christian, so even though Peter had a boat to sit in, I had
nowhere to sit because I had not yet trusted and believed in Jesus!
So where is this story going? Like Peter who, to his credit, got out on the
water and came to Jesus(and started sinking because he took his eyes
off him and was save by him in the process)I failed completely because
I was so sick to my stomach from worry that I would screw up when it REALLY counted, that I had to sit out of the most important part of the whole
competition! Why??? Because I did not put my faith, confidence and
conviction in Jesus Christ.
Can you think of a time in your lives when you were like Jesus' disciples and
were afraid to venture out of whatever boat you found yourselves in? What
did you do? Did you do as Peter did or were you like the other disciples
and sat in the boat watching to see what would happen?
Through the power of Jesus we have peace, through the power of Jesus
we have eternal life, through the power of Jesus we have salvation, Through
the power of Jesus we have the strength, power and knowledge we need
at the right time we need it, to complete what it is he asks of us! Is that an
awesome revelation or what?? All we need to do is trust in Him and take
our first step. No matter if you already follow Jesus, or you are struggling in
your faith or you do not know Him at all. Just ask him into your heart, your
life, your world and trust in Him to help you to walk toward Him as he did
to the disciples.....on the water.

Liz Ciccone

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