Matthew 14:22-29 (HCSB)
22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. 23 After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone. 24 But the boat was already over a mile from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. 25 Around three in the morning, He came toward them walking on the sea. 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear.27 Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s You,” Peter answered Him, “command me to come to You on the water.”
29 “Come!” He said. And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus.
- When in your life do you feel most alive?
- Is it a place or an activity?
- Who benefits most from it?
- Could it be said that God is directing you in this portion of your life?
- Because Peter loved and trusted Jesus, he asked Jesus for an invitation. Have you ever told Jesus you loved Him enough you were ready for an invitation to do something that would get you out of your boat?
- Typically, we think of invitation to something as a way of expressing or realizing our love for God. Why is it that it can also happen in the other direction, our love leads to invitations?
- Have you ever loved Jesus enough to invite a friend or family member to church?