2011-08-07: Get Your Feet Wet – I Will Be With You

Sermon: Get Your Feet Wet – I Will Be With You
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Matthew 14:23-24,27
Duration: 25:22
Size: 11.6 MB

Get Your Feet Wet
I Will Be With You
Matthew 14:23-24,27

There are differing amounts of details but one common theme to the story – the assurance of Jesus that He is present.

Two things to remember this morning:

1. Although He often seems absent God is never far away.
2. Jesus is with us in the fears and anxieties of life but sometimes it takes time to see Him there.

Six Practices: Developing the ability to see Jesus through a clear inner vision.

1. An active and sustained prayer life

One other thing, prayer should be the first thing we do when we encounter storms and waves, not the last.

2. Daily Bible reading

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.” – Psalm 119:9

3. Honest worship

Worship is to Him and not us nor our circumstances, but to Him and Him alone!

4. Accountable relationships

When we face down our fears, a good friend can help us with our blind spots, especially in a storm!

5. Regular confession

Confession is good for the soul and for our sight!

6. Unqualified obedience

To follow Jesus is just plain hard sometimes.

The six practices I have just listed are the foundation upon which trust, the kind spoken of in the passage I just read, keeps us steady in the midst of the storm and its fears and anxieties.

What are three things that you can do to start (today) making some new progress with this practice?




Now you have a simple starting plan to help you further develop your faith and trust in the Lord. Begin it…now!

Next week
Is That Your Final Answer?
Matthew 14:28-29