- “Hey Peter! What are you doing?”
- “You cant step out of the boat!”
- “You’ll drown!”
W hen I think of the account of Peter hearing Jesus beckon him out of the boat and walk towards him I can’t help but think that these are just some of the objectives the other disciples had when Peter stepped out of the boat.
But Peter was determined. He wasn’t determined to “walk on water”; but determined to obey the voice of Jesus. He was determined to exchange his ordinary existence with a vibrant obedience.
The story of Peter walking on water perfectly describes the journey that we have been on the last 15 months. Fifteen months ago we had no idea that we would be where we are today but with the guidance of friends, mentors and the Holy Spirit we are now full time missionaries with Athletes in Action.
The step of faith for us out of the boat has propelled us to a life of full dependence on Jesus and the provision that only He can provide. We have seen God provide for our family spiritually. The journey has been exhilarating.
Stepping out of the boat is never easy. Some would say that when Peter ended up falling into the water that he failed. However, falling in the water didn’t mean that Peter failed. It simply meant that he took his eyes off Jesus for a moment. When we take our eyes off of Jesus we are bound to fall down, however we have to remember that it wasn’t Peter who failed, it was the other 11 disciples who refused to get out of the boat; they failed.
How about you? Are you willing to step out of comfort and keep your eyes on Jesus? We did and our hope is that we can be an encouragement to you as you follow Jesus yourselves. We are not naive enough to think that we did this by ourselves.
We have a team of dedicated people that have responded to Jesus and have said “Yes” to being on our team. For our current financial supporters, THANK YOU! For those of you that cannot financially support us but are committing to pray for us, THANK YOU!
We know that this is a team effort and we believe that God is giving us the greatest team we could ask for in this season.
Team Zadeh Thanks you!