Those are the words I keep hearing from God. Do you trust Me? Do you believe that I have a plan for you? Do you have the faith to take one day at a time and allow Me to provide? Those are hard questions to process and navigate.
Five and half years ago I was thrown from my boat and asked to walk on water. That led me to five years on staff at Eagle Brook Church as a pastor and campus leader. Now I have been thrown from my boat again and God is once again asking me to Trust Him. The following story from Matthhew about Jesus and Peter walking on water came to my mind:
“About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here! ” Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
Matthew 14:25-31 NLT
Walking on water is scary, wet and risky, but it is also where you can experience God in His greatest glory. Walking on water is a step of faith and as Peter learned, when you take your eyes off of Jesus, you just might sink and need to be rescued.
This is where Beth and I are at. God has showed us that He wants us to take a step of faith. Over the past five weeks, God has given us a dream that we believe is God’s guiding in our lives. This is going to be doing what we have never done and trusting that God will guide and provide. We are not ready to announce what we will be doing yet but we great potential in our futuyre. We are in the process of starting a non-profit. We have registered our business name, secured a domain name and are now in the process of building a web-site and registering with the IRS to be 501c3 eligible.
We have many fears and we are being asked to do things we have never done before. But we keep hearing God say “Trust Me”.
We have never run a business before – God says “Trust Me”
We have never had to rely on the gifts of others for our financial needs – God says “Trust Me”
We have never had to “sell ourselves” to find work – God says “Trust Me”
We have found the following verses strength for our journey:
We do not have it all figured out, but we believe that God will provide if we trust Him and take a step of faith. Buckle up and prepare to join us on the journey of our lifetime!