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6 11 2013

I doubt that one of Peter’s dreams as a boy was to walk on water…

…yet, there he was!

One minute he was in the boat, scared out of his mind. The storm tossed them around like a cork.

Out of nowhere, Jesus appeared. Only, they thought He was a ghost.

More fear.

What does one do in such a case?

“Lord, if it is You, bid me come to you on the water.”

What a bold statement.

What courage he had to slip over the side!

Never in his wildest dreams had such an idea crossed his mind.

Sure, common sense took over. He took his eyes off the Lord and focused on the waves instead…

…and he sank.

Then he did the wise thing, and called on Jesus to save him.

How did Peter get back to the boat?

He walked, arm in arm with the Lord.

In the midst of the storm, be bold; be courageous. Ask the Lord to help you do the impossible.

Get out of the boat!

Sure, you might sink, but He will help you back up.

Life will never be the same.

What’s that thing you’re feeling led to do? Is it more incredible than you could ever have imagined? That should come as no great surprise; after all, we serve an incredible God.

Go on – hitch up your tunic, step over the side into the wonder-full.

Just keep your eyes on Jesus, and you’ll be fine…

…people will sit up and take notice.

We’reΒ still talking about Peter – two thousand years later!

I’ll race you to the shore. πŸ˜‰

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Sorry for the absence. I’m in transition from care-giver to student. Through my job, the Lord provided recording equipment and music lessons for the next six months. I want to be a diligent student. I have no idea where He is leading, but I hear the sound of rushing water up ahead!

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.

Love in Christ,

Tami

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Praising Jesus who created water for us to walk on!

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25 responses

10 11 2013
JackDey

Great encouragement. I am learning to walk on water too!

10 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

πŸ™‚

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9 11 2013
Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

Hmmm. I never thought about how Peter got back to the boat. Thank you!

10 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

Me neither until I wrote this! πŸ˜‰

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8 11 2013
vonhonnauldt

Great post! We often blast Peter for his imperfections – we don’t have any, of course – but who else besides the Lord has walked on the water?

8 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

Certainly not me. πŸ˜‰ I admire Peter’s guts!

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7 11 2013
StephenWhoElse

Well well! Welcome back! Student eh? Could you show us some of your homework perhaps? πŸ˜‰

7 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

{giggle} Do you really want to see my triad charts?

Next week I hope to get back on a regular posting schedule. I’ve taken this week to get back into a routine. I’ve finally had a chance to read other posts. Phew!

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7 11 2013
StephenWhoElse

Ugh. No thanks. But would be good to see your posts and hopefully your singing too!

8 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

πŸ™‚ Hopefully soon. I’m beginning to get some compositions onto my computer where I can refine them. I feel blessed and overwhelmed by God’s goodness.

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7 11 2013
melwild

I like how you brought out that Jesus walks us back to our boat even when we do get our eyes off Him and begin to sink. There’s no failure with Him, just more to learn. He’s so patience and gracious with us. Great post! Glad to see you’re back. Have fun walking on the water of your new adventures with Him. πŸ™‚

7 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

I just noticed it as I was typing. That brings me a great deal of comfort. πŸ˜‰

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6 11 2013
Michael

Oh great! Glad to see you back. Much success to you in your lessons. Praise God for his provision.

6 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

Where He guides, He certainly provides! πŸ™‚

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6 11 2013
YRB

Maybe Jesus was being a bit tongue in cheek when He called him the “Stone”, since he sank like one. Or maybe it’s not a stone’s thing to walk on water? Just sayin’…

6 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

That’s too funny! πŸ™‚

I wonder if he ever gave it another shot when he was on Galilee by himself…

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6 11 2013
Ed

Rock On! πŸ™‚

6 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

Thanks! πŸ™‚

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6 11 2013
Pure Glory

Continue to walk on water and look to Jesus. No need to mind the wind and waves. Go for it! πŸ™‚

6 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

Yeah, we all need to do that, I think! πŸ™‚

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6 11 2013
Pure Glory

Yes we do!

6 11 2013
Elizabeth Yalian

May you walk on water with music playing all around you, friend!

6 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

Thanks! I’m having a blast! πŸ™‚

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6 11 2013
Heidi Viars

Psalm 107:23-30
23Some went down to the sea in ships,
doing business on the great waters;
24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,
his wondrous works in the deep.
25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths;
their courage melted away in their evil plight;
27 they reeled and staggered like drunken men
and were at their wits’ end.[b]
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
29 He made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,
and he brought them to their desired haven.

I am praying that last line for you, dear one!

6 11 2013
lessonsbyheart

Thanks! Some quiet waters would be awesome. πŸ™‚

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