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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sink or Shrink?

"But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased." (Matthew 14:30-32)

Jesus answered,"Come." In a flash, Peter was walking the waves. But he lost his spiritual footing. His faith faltered and he quickly began to sink. But before we look at that incident and criticize Peter too harshly, let's give him credit for having faith to leave the boat in the first place. The rest of the disciples were still clinging to their seats, trying to make sure they didn't fall overboard in the storm.

Sometimes we're afraid to risk a faith-based decision because we're afraid of failure or unsure of the outcome. What if we're wrong? What if we make a mistake?

Climb out of your seat and go! Better to trust God and make a wrong move than to do nothing and play it safe. I've discovered that God will honor even blunders made in complete dependence upon Him. He will be faithful to redirect your missteps for His glory and your benefit. So get going!

~John MacArthur~ - 

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