And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
O ye of little faith, why do you doubt? Jesus has healed thousands of people feed thousands of people and cast out thousands of demands. we read about it and set in teachings of it , but yet when it comes to getting out of the boat our faith only last a little wall.
Why do we doubt the power of Christ in us??
Why do we doubt the power of Christ Him self??
Peter had Christ with Him, but we have Christ in us and we are in Christ, but still our faith is week, is it we really do not believe what we have read in the word of God about Father God, the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, is it we put our faith in men, our selves and the things of the world?
True men of God need to stand in the faith in the Lord Jesus,
turn from men, self and the world for victory but with faith in Christ stand bold believing in Christ for healing, protection and our needs (food, clothing and shelter).
We talk to the non believer about coming to Christ in Faith believing that He will forgive them of their sins and give to them eternal life.
But yet will turn right around and rather then to put faith in Christ themselves for provision, and health they turn to the world of men.
O ye of little faith, O ye of little faith, O ye of little faith.
We say it is by faith in Christ we are saved from the ever lasting fire of hell, we say it is by faith in Christ all our needs are met. but when in reality we lay aside and forget the approaching storm, the approaching judgment, to strive to have more, to run to a doctor for healing, to manipulate and connive to have more.
Faith in Christ: to put our lives in His hands and except what He bestows unto us as enough, to walk in faith with out holding on to or keeping one foot in the world just incase.
O ye of little faith.
if i have no worldly wealth so be it, if i live in failing health so be it, if this body stops glory be to Christ. i choose to place my faith in Christ and in Christ alone,
for He has said "I will never leave you nor forsake you"
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
their are few who find the faith within them self to place them self on the alter for Christ, placing their total dependence on Him. So many who say i am a Christian still run down that broad path headed to the wide gate thinking they are doing good.
When in reality taking hold of and applying that small mustered size seed of faith will take them down the narrow path and through the small gate.
O ye of little faith, O ye of little faith.
what will you do??