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Today we meditated on the image of Peter walking on the water again and pastor encouraged us to write download what we have learned from this story.

  • We learned about Peter’s faith in asking the Lord and obeying what he asked for. Our pray and promise to follow must be consistent. Peter prayed for walking on the water, when Jesus answered, he went.
  • When God says, it will happen. The word of God has power to enable you to do things. Knowing that you should ask the Lord to commend you to do his will.
  • When God calls, he also equips. So he will equip our church after calling us out. He will equip each one of us to live a holy life as he calls.
  • We see the truth about salvation by faith through grace here. It was God’s grace that Peter could walk on water since there was no way for himself to do so, but at the same time it was Peter’s faith that drew God’s power.
  • Peter’s desire to come closer to the Lord is ours, too. The boat representing the world is not safe, but Lord is our real secure. So we want to go to him even though there is water representing obstacles between us.
  • Peter’s asking is a great example for us. “Lord, if it is you, tell me to come to you on the water.” The purpose of asking the Lord is to know him through prayer, obedience and experience.
  • Christian life is like walking on the water, a scary place where faith is needed. When we focus on Christ by faith we can walk on the water. When we look at the situation by sight we start to fear and sink. Focusing on the situation takes away our faith.
  • We want to follow Christ, do what he does, and be like him. But when we follow him, sometimes we are weak and may fall. Jesus understands us. We just need to cry out to him for help when we stumble over, and he will save us any time in any situation as long as we turn to him. It is God’s doing to give us opportunities to practice faith.
  • It is Christ, not anybody else who brings the scary situation to our life. So don’t be scared. Just trust him.

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