How to Walk on Water

Q: How do I walk on water?
A: Seek God’s face.

I recall Don Moen’s song “Be Magnified.” It goes like this:

“Be Magnified O LORD! You Are Highly Exalted;
And There Is Nothing You Can’t Do.
O LORD, My Eyes Are On You…”

In the last post, we saw what Jesus’ walking on water meant. Now we’ll see how you can walk on water, keeping your eyes fixed on God at all times.

When Jesus asked Peter to come toward him, Peter immediately stepped out of the boat and onto the water (Matthew 14:29). He even walked a few steps on the water. The Bible tells us that he could do so because his eyes were fixed on Jesus. He did not for one moment think about the danger of drowning; because like a child that runs toward its father the moment it sees him, Peter just embarked on water to reach out to Jesus. But then he took his eyes off Jesus and lo – he began to drown (Matthew 14:30)! Jesus, out of compassion and love, came and rescued him. But Peter must have learned a lesson or two there. Thank God, you and I need not drown in our sorrows and crises. We have Peter’s example before us, written in God’s own Word – the Bible. We need simply fix our gaze on the Lord and he will take care of us.

Practical Tips:

In your particular situation, fixing your eyes on God means seeking His face. Here’s how to go about it:
* Begin by praising God.
* Pray about your problems.
* Thank Him for allowing these problems to come upon you, so you could turn to Him for help.
* Commit your problems to God.
* Look up verses in the Bible stating God’s promises. A good Study Bible can help you do this.
* Thank God for the promises and claim them.
* Believe that He has solved your problems.
* Thank Him for solving them and for giving you victory over the situations.
* Praise Him again for being who He is and enjoy His presence.
* Do all in your power to manifest the solution and give God the glory.

The best thing is that through the thick and thin, Jesus is with you. Psalm 37:28 says, that God “does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever…” That’s Jesus for you.

Happy walking on water!

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