Walk On The Word
And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
(Matthew 14:28-30 NLT)
In the passage above, at first glance, it would appear that Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on the water. I would suggest to you that Peter did not walk on the water, he walked on the Word. “Come.” When Jesus spoke this word, Peter stepped out of the boat and his faith held him above the water. He was walking on the Word. This is the key to a life lived in faith. We must learn to step in faith and walk on the Word of God. Every promise in the Bible is a word given to us. Many people spend their lives in the boat asking the Lord to call to them. What they fail to understand is that we have a book that contains 66 sections where the Lord has already released His Word. “Come, go into all the world, possess the land, and preach the gospel.” Instead of waiting in the boat, step out in faith on the Word and you will see that you will not be walking in the natural realm, you will be walking on the promises of God. One great African preacher was asked, “when were you called into the ministry?” He said, “I was called when I read Matthew 28:19 (Go)!” He simply stepped out on the Word that is written in black, white, and red and has been holding mass crusades all across the nations of the earth. Stop waiting on God and begin to step out on the Word He has given.