Yesterday I talked about the story in Matthew 14, when Jesus walked on water and called Peter to come to him. I encouraged us to walk on the waters and come to Jesus. For us to walk on fear, insecurities, and lies that creep up and try to drown us. As well as, trust Jesus, that he will immediately rescue us when our flesh fails, just like he rescued Peter.
I would love to dig deeper in this story some more.
Jesus had just fed five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fish.
Matthew 14:22-25 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o' clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.
After feeding five thousand, he sends his disciples to get back in the boat and go across the lake. I'm not sure if you forgot, but this is Jesus we are talking about. Jesus insisted they go, he knew there was a storm coming.
Have you ever heard the voice of God prompting you to go do something, and it ends up blowing up in your face? You become a pastor's wife and everyone lays their negative opinions about it on your shoulders, and your husbands. Only fifty people are coming to the church your husband and you planted years ago. Your closest friends left the church because they were burnt out. God is clearly calling you to pastor this church but finances just aren't there. You are struggling month to month to get by, but God called you to this. Why? Why? Why?
I am here to tell you, sometimes Jesus sends us through the storm that we may call on his name during the storm. As pastors' wives, it's often easier to prepare our ship for waves when we see a storm coming, rather than listening to Jesus' voice calling us to walk on the water and overcome this season we are walking through.
Next time you say, God use me, mold me, shape me, grow me, wherever you call me I will go. Remember. A storm may come. When it comes pastor's wife, don't prepare your ship. Look out at Jesus walking on water, call on his name, and walk to him.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor