If You Want to Walk on Water, You'Ve Got to Get Out of the Boat
- List Price: $17.99
- Binding: Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publish date: 02/01/2001
As followers of Jesus, we want to go where he calls us. We want to step out in faith. But walk on water? What does that mean?
-- Walking on water means facing your fears and choosing not to let fear have the last word.
-- Walking on water means discovering and embracing the unique calling of God on your life.
-- Walking on water means experiencing the power of God in your life to do something you would not be capable of doing on your own.
John Ortberg, in his engaging and humorous style, reflects on this biblical story in Matthew 14 and applies it to our lives today. He helps us recognize what boat we're in -- the comfortable situation where we're hiding.
He reminds us there is a storm -- we will encounter problems. But if we're willing to get out of the boat, two things will happen. First, if we fail -- and we will fail sometimes -- Jesus will be there to pick us up. We will not fail alone. We will find he is wholly adequate to save us. And the second thing is, every once in a while, we'll walk on water! Because, "if you want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat".