Life Lessons

Footsteps on our Faith


You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

He’s in a boat and Jesus has appeared walking on the water, calling for him to step out. Calling him to walk on water. In that moment, as Peter swung his legs over the edge of the boat and touched the water, as he began to walk on the water, he was putting footsteps on his faith.

We all have opportunities to put footsteps on our faith. To step out of the boat and walk towards Jesus. To put our faith into action. It happens when we have the faith for healing – we need to step out and pray for the sick friend. When we have the faith for salvation – to share the gospel with those around us. It happens when we leave the security of the known to trust in Jesus for the unknown. It happens when we leave a place of understanding to one beyond comprehension.

For Peter, his security and understanding was the boat. The unknown and beyond comprehension was walking on water. He made the decision to step out of the boat and to put his faith into action. We need to take action and demonstrate our faith. To be like Peter and step out of the boat. It means making sure that our words, our attitudes and our actions line up and agree with our faith. And it is in our act of faith that we say yes to God. Yes to what He is calling us to do. Yes to following Him.

We can be reassured though, that when we put footsteps to our faith, He will not let us fail. May we be brave enough to put footsteps on our faith. To walk out what we believe.

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Saviour

(Oceans – Where Feet May Fail – Hillsong United)

 Make my steps steady through Your promise” (Psalm 119:133)

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