Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.” vss. 28-29

Matthew 14:27-33

One of our favorite tricks as believers is to test the reality of Jesus by asking to be able to do something we’ve never done before. Now sometimes when we ask such things, we’re amazed to discover that we are actually able to do it. Somehow, out of the blue, we begin to do what we’ve never done before. Peter actually walked on water. He was doing the impossible. Our stories are probably different, but still amazing in their own way. But one thing all the stories have in common – the impossible is not sustainable. We suddenly realize what we’re doing and, like Peter, start to sink. Somehow we’ve gotten out of our depth, out of our comfort zone, and reality takes over. We notice the wind, the people watching, become self-conscious, and revert to our old bumbling selves. This isn’t to say that we should never try difficult things, that we shouldn’t push ourselves to do well – accepting challenges is one of the joys of living, and sometimes we reach levels of competency that amaze even ourselves. But we do have our limits, and when we’re tempted to go beyond them, not even Jesus can keep us afloat.

Thought for the Day: What happens when I get out of my comfort zone?


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