This is the last week of this mini-Bible Study. I have really enjoyed my time with Heather’s Bible Study on Faith.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Paul was thinking – I cannot walk on water, I am only a fisherman and know I cannot walk on water – but with God’s grace we can do anything. He says we can move mountains if we have enough faith. I know from my own experiences going alone as the lone wolf is not the best way. We need God in our lives. He provides so much for us to cope and succeed in this life and to bring the Gospel to anyone who will hear it.
I am not a seminary graduate, I am a mere Christian Lady who loves God. I do have a husband and son who are seminary graduates. I learn from reading and listening to them. I also have a desire to be a minister of the Gospel – not to preach but to do as I am commanded – take the Gospel to the lost.
Somewhere along the line, I realized that through the Holy Spirit I could do anything. I mean anything – I lead women in a Retreat, I led music as the music leader (even if I cannot sing on key), I have led many men and women in prayer and Bible studies. I have been the superintendent of Sunday School and Leader of Women’s Ministry.
I can only tell you this all was accomplished by one thing, the Holy Spirit that resides inside of me – but the truth is I had to have faith that the Holy Spirit would lead me and then miracles happen.
Praise God for all the wonder gifts he has provided me and I do have faith he can lead me and teach others to follow him as well. Now do I sometimes feel like Peter – oh!!! I am a mere human! Yes – sometimes things like my weight get in the way of my work for the Lord too, but daily time with God makes me stronger and realize that faith is what makes it all happen.
Letting go of our pride and control really frees us from the tangles of our own doubts.
I don’t have to be the best at something – the weaknesses I have can sometimes prove to help me and strengthen me. The Holy Spirit will use me as he sees fit. I don’t have to be in charge. I just have to make sure I am in relationship with God and that I am in scriptures daily.