Peter Tries Walking on Water
Peter replied, “Lord, if it’s you, order me to come to you on the water.” And Jesus said, “Come.” Then Peter got out of the boat and was walking on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter saw the strong wind, he became frightened. As he began to sink, he shouted, “Lord, rescue me!” Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him, saying, “You man of weak faith! Why did you begin to have doubts?”
Most people who aren’t even Christians are familiar with the story of Peter walking on water to get to Jesus. Though it describes an actual event, it works so well as an allegory for our faith. This is why it has been used in countless sermons throughout the millennia.
When we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and believe His words, we can do anything. But as soon as we take our eyes off him and focus on the surrounding storm (life’s problems), we start to sink.
The Storm of 2020
The last time I tried walking on water, I failed miserably. But I learned from it. In April 2020, I thought I was ready to rededicate my life to Jesus and follow him. I didn’t understand that I needed to get delivered before that was possible. The scales on my eyes quickly filtered out everything but the storm. What little faith I had got diluted in the enemy’s division game. My faith became tainted by the current scandals, religious dogma and politics.
I felt like I couldn’t navigate what was happening without my divinatory tools.
As much as I wanted it to be about my relationship with Jesus, it couldn’t be that way. I was not ready to repent of everything that stood between me and God. Evil spirits still had their claws in me and it didn’t take long before I slipped back into the mire of the occult/New Age.
What the storm of 2020 and the weakness of my faith taught me is that there is only one thing that matters now. I have to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus Christ. He is the One with the power to calm any storm.
I no longer doom-scroll. And I don’t miss divination.
This time, by the grace of God, I won’t sink.
PS. As usual, the Bible passage above was selected from the Daily Audio Bible. I highly recommend downloading this free app that allows you to journey through the Bible in a year.