Faith through the whole journey

Pastor Dwain Faith

Faith in the Word will sustain you and hold you up through your journey to your destination

Faith means that you agree, submit and act upon God’s Word.

This is what Peter did during a brief journey from the boat to Jesus.

Matthew 14:28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

When Peter walked on the water, he really walked on the Word.  It was the living Word who bid him “come”.

Jesus, the living Word was his destination.

The Word will bid you come. The Word calls from your destination.  The Word is your destination.

The Word will be at the end of your journey – from there it will bid you come.

The Word will carry you; sustain you, all the way through your journey to the destination.

The Word was bidding Peter out of the normal, the stable, the natural and common into a realm of impossible, unusual, risk filled circumstances through which he would travel to his destination.

When he walked on the water he really walked on the Word.  The Word held him up.  The Word sustained him.  The Word was a stronger bonded molecule, stronger than the water.

The Word will do this for you as well.  You need only believe and not waiver.  The Word is able to hold you up over the top of impossible all the way to your destination in Him.  The Word is able to hold you up over the top of unstable, over where you should have sunk.

Peter was fine until he took His eyes off of the Word and looked at the waves and wind.

Vs. 30…But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink…

As long as you magnify the Word you will be sustained above the unstable.  If you look to the circumstances you will begin to sink.

This story illustrates the necessity of never wavering.  Never changing your mind.  Never yielding to doubt when you’ve heard the Master bid you to come.