Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Want My Eyes On Jesus

The other night we were reading about Peter and Jesus walking on the water. Now this is one of those Bible stories that I heard all growing up, but the other night when my dad read it, it had a whole new meaning.

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.

Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 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. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Matthew 14:22-33

Growing up I always thought that Peter was so stupid for not trusting Jesus, I mean CLEARLY Jesus could help him walk on the water, why did Peter have to freak out?!? But, oh, now I realize that i'm just as "stupid" as Peter.
Whenever I go to mission conferences I always get so pumped for God! I'm always saying "God i'll go anywhere! I'll do anything!" Then like a week later I start looking around at 'reality' or 'the water' and I start to doubt...I start to drown. I have an awful habit of doing that ALL the time! Like now. As I sit in my bed in Uganda.

I want my eyes on Jesus.

Before we came here I was so excited! I would tell everyone about it! I
would thank God. And as I stepped on that plane to come here, I stepped on the water...and now as I sit here praying that God would show us where He wants us to go, i feel as though i'm looking out at the 'waters' - my eyes aren't set on Jesus where they are supposed to be.

I want my eyes on Jesus

not on 'reality.' Reality isn't to much for my Savior to handle. I mean CLEARLY He can handle it ;)

I want my eyes on Jesus.

Have you ever heard the saying "Keep your eyes on the prize!"? Well I want my eyes to be on the prize!

I want my eyes on Jesus

because that's what i want to live for. Not 'reality' or 'the water' I want my eyes to be on Jesus Christ, because if they're not...i'll drown. Which doesn't sound very welcoming.

I want my eyes on Jesus.

Which sounds very welcoming!

What are your eyes on?

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful reflection.I think that's very true too.Keeping our eyes on Jesus has to be our main agenda!