This was in my inbox, and after the turn your eyes post I had to share it. (I also head about Peter again this week listening to You Were Born For This.)
Harvest Daily Devotion : "No Place for Fear": "Peter had faith. He had his eyes on Jesus. He was doing the impossible. But then he started to sink, because he took his eyes off Jesus. In his case, he looked at the wind. In our case, it might be something else. But when we forget God, we will start to sink."
So Peter had faith. Do we? Where does it come from?
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
Catch that? God has distributed faith to each of us...we have it! Woohoo! We don't have to manufacture it-He gave us faith-it's a promise! Faith comes from Christ and hearing the Word:
The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:14
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5 If you trust in Christ-He is in you and you HAVE FAITH!!!! If the Spirit is not agreeing with you right now and confirming this truth, you may need to ask yourself if you have really trusted in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour (if you want to visit about this just let me know-we can have assurance of our salvation and right relationship with God through Christ!!!)
Since we have faith...I think I will write more about faith! Little faith and persevering faith....come back soon!