2011-08-28: Get Your Feet Wet

Sermon: Get Your Feet Wet
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Matthew 14:29
Duration: 22:06
Size: 10.1 MB

Get Your Feet Wet
Matthew 14:29

The purpose for these kinds of moments is to help us live through and overcome, in Jesus’ name and power, those moments of fear and uncertainty, and break through to a higher level of faith and confidence in the Lord and through the Lord.

Then, at some point, he had this powerful moment when from deep within himself, Peter heard himself utter, Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you.

“Where is God calling you to walk on the water?”
John Ortberg

Four indicators God is calling you to “get out of the boat”

1. Fear

This is the easiest indicator for Peter to get out of the boat, he was afraid of going down with it!

What fear are you experiencing that might be a sign that God wants you to get out of the boat and take a step of great faith to overcome that fear that is blocking your path?

2. Frustration

Maybe you are frustrated about a situation and you are not sure you can take much more.

Is there an area of frustration you have that might be God’s way of getting your out of your boat?

3. Compassion

Many people experience a compassion that comes out of a frustration that ‘something is not right’ and it leads them to compassionate acts.

What moves you to compassion? What breaks your heart? Who breaks your heart?

4. Prayer

It is often during boat rocking, storm surging, wave crashing, moments that we get on our knees, bury ourselves in our Heavenly Father’s lap, and find the strength and the will to get up and get out of the boat and walk toward the Lord.

Greater is He that is within us than he that is in the world!

Where does some change need to take place in your life so that you will respond, by faith, to Jesus’ call to get out of your boat, your place of comfort, and go to Him and follow Him?