“But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
Matthew 14:27-29 NIV
Jesus appears to Peter and the other disciples before dawn and was seen walking on water . He assured them of who He was and on Peter’s request , invited him to come. Jesus is always encouraging us to come and He is always waiting for us to come to Him . Human beings are generally selective when it comes to those around or in our circles but Jesus continues to call even the least of us .
1. Jesus is calling us to come from what we can see.
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”
2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV
Let us admit that we prefer to move into a direction that we can clearly see is feasible for us , and steer clear from the unknown . Alternatively, Jesus is calling us to a higher level of life . One that depends on Him to lead us .
2. Jesus is calling us from our way of thinking .
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5 KJV
Our own understanding of how our lives should go is most times limited . Our dependency on God is what directs our lives as He would have it . I had my own plan of how I wanted my life to be . I wanted to be an artist that would travel the world with my art but I believe that God had other plans for me . It is not always easy to trust but it is better to trust the one who knows all the plans that are laid out for you even before you knew yourself .
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
3. Jesus is calling us from fear to faith
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
Imagine Jesus calling you to a foreign country to preach the gospel to millions of people and to give up all you had for the sake of the gospel . It sounds fantastic and far-fetched but many people have done it . One can agree that the initial fear of the unknown and the unseen can be nerve-wracking but Jesus is calling us away from a fearful life to one that is filled with faith . Peter overcame his initial fear and stepped out on that water to meet Jesus and you can do it too ! Our fear cripples but our faith empowers !
4. Jesus is calling us from the impossible to the possible
“And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
Luke 18:27 KJV
Nothing is impossible if we put our hope and trust in God . It sounds incredible but Jesus has said it , which means that he will surely do things ‘seemingly impossible’ in our lives . Think of the last time you doubted something would pull through . God came through for you and He will surely do it again !
5. Jesus is calling us from death to life
“It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.”
Ephesians 2:1-6 MSG
Jesus Christ wants to save us from Hell and from perishing and that is the reason he came . He saw that we needed more than just money, a beautiful house and a great family . He knew we desperately needed salvation and for that reason , he died on the cross and He is still bidding us to come to Him !
Be blessed !