We all want to see God move in miraculous ways and we all want to see God work through our lives in ways that will impact this generation. I think one of the biggest reasons the miraculous is so absent from our lives is because of our lack of willingness to step out and take risks; to actually take God at His word.
We all want to see the sick healed. We all want to see God’s supernatural provision. We all want to see the lost come to know Christ. But not many of us want to risk failure. And even if we are willing to take a risk, we always leave ourselves a fallback plan; something to support us just in case it doesn’t work out.
The Lord spoke to me on this subject recently and reminded me of the story of Jesus walking on the water (Matthew 14:22-33). When Peter sees Jesus walking on the waves of the storm he calls out to Him and says, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come out to You on the water,” and Jesus says, “Come.”
It was here that the Lord spoke to me, and He said, “You’ll never walk on water unless you get out of the boat.” We’ll never do the works that Jesus did until we remove ourselves from any other source of safety and security other than the power of God.
I feel the Holy Spirit stirring me to live my life in such a way that I have no other option except to see Him show up. To live my live in such a way that I either sink or walk on the waves by the power of Jesus Christ. It is when we remove all other options that we see that the real risk is not stepping out in faith, but the real risk is relying—even slightly—on anything other than Jesus.
So, what are the boats in your life? Is it money, your image, or your talents? Is it your comfort zone or even your own dignity? Because as the old song says, “On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
I desire to live a life where, as stated by Leif Hetland, “I refuse to do anything that can be explained by human reason.” God’s normal is our impossible.” As Christians, we are meant to see impossibilities bow their knee to the name of Jesus, but until we as the Church start stepping out of our boats, we’ll never hear people say—as the people who witnessed Peter walking on the water said—“Truly, Jesus is the Son of God.” We must say to the Lord, “If You did it, I want to do it.” And He is answering, “Come.”