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Focus: Living life with steady sea legs
February 28, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Matthew 14:22-33

Focus: Living life with steady sea legs

February 28, 2021 / Matthew 14:22-33

Matthew 14:22-33  22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

Spiritually steady sea legs come by…

#1 – Intentional

 

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

Colossians 4:2  Devote yourselves to prayer…

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing

 

All who have walked with God have viewed prayer as the main business of their lives. ~ Richard Foster

 

Avoiding regular & may require a whole lot more .

 

Judges 6:36-37  Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised – look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor.  If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said.”

 

Where’s the intensity level of my communication with Jesus?

 

Spiritually steady sea legs come by…

#2 – Sometimes unequivocally doing a .

 

Matthew 14:29-31  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink…immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. 

Psalm 40:4  Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord…

 Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

 

I need to “GET OUT OF THE BOAT” with ___________________.

 

 

 

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