Pastor David Kao
What does “freedom” look like for you? I was taught that the act of running was mankind’s ultimate expression of freedom. With running, you don’t need much; in running, there are no strings attached; in running you’re not limited to a court or a field, you can run in the heat or the cold, you can even run across different terrains. In running, you can go anywhere.
In your life, do you feel you are living your life to the fullest…totally free? There is a brief moment in Matthew 14:22-33 where Peter experienced a freedom that very few people have experienced…Peter walks on water.
Often we hear that Peter was an expert fisherman and getting out of a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee was reckless. Peter experienced a freedom that can only be lived by those who have an intimate trust in Jesus’ word and have courage to let go of the past (Let it be experiences, stubbornness, fears, hurts, values … etc.)
At that moment, Peter released his presupposed conditions and restrictions and trusted in the word of Jesus (because He said, “Come”), and he walked on water. In this brief moment Peter was free and ANYTHING became possible.
As we continue in the passage, we learn that Peter was scared by the wind and began to sink; but look at his remaining words of this exchange “Lord, save me! … Truly you are the Son of God” (v.30-33).
In what areas of your life are you a greater expert than God?
What does it look like to get out of the boat in your current circumstance?
What fears/attachments are driving your thinking?
How is God revealing Himself to you at this moment?