“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
Consumed by Circumstance
“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.”
We feel far away from help.
“When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake…
“Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?”
We get blinded by our problems.
“…but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.”
We struggle to fix it ourselves.
“He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.”
We have a hard time recognizing
“…but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified.”
Consumed by Spirit
Open up to the supernatural
“During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.”
“I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?”
Jump out of the boat.
“Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
2 Corinthians 4:18
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal?”
Don’t try to figure it out.
“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?’”
1 Corinthians 2:14
“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Give Him all the glory.
“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’”