Don’t Look Down

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Why does it always seem like when we look down, the world spins out of right-ness?

Remember Peter?

It was Matthew 14 when Jesus walks on the water,

 During the fourth
watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him
walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and
cried out in fear.

 But
Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be
afraid."

 "Lord,
if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."

 "Come," he said.

Then
Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward
Jesus. But when he saw
the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save
me!"

 Immediately
Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he
said, "why did you doubt?"

 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind
died down. Then those
who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of
God."

It was the looking good until Peter looked down in the water and the waves and gave into the fear.  He was looking straight in the face of God.  He was walking on the water.  He was experiencing God's gift in the moment.  And as soon as he began actualizing the possibility of fear, he was sinking.

I don't want to walk through life in a Utopian state of mind.
I want to be able to see what is real, and make wise choices.
But I also want to have strong faith.
I want to be able to trust and see places God is moving in the Supernatural too.
I want to be able to look in God's face, and know it is true and right.

It's all to easy to look down and worry.

God, help me today to walk in the waves. 
Strengthen my faith as I learn to know you more.
Help us, as a community of people, to reach out in life and place our faith where it is worthy.

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