What if the boat was "out", and not "in"?
What if Jesus' invitation to Peter was less about stepping OUT of the boat, and more about stepping IN to the water - where Jesus already was?
What if we came to accept "outrageous" steps of faith as "normal" steps of obedience?
What if our own kingdom investment was less about helping others out (of the boat), and more about a lifestyle of obedient faith steps IN to God's mission with the time, talent, and treasure that have been entrusted to us?
I've been pondering this a bit lately - wondering whether we view the boat as "in" ... and then, when someone "steps out in faith" we make such a deal of it that we conveniently avoid normalising risk, sacrifice and change.
And we miss the invitation to join Jesus on the water - IN the adventure of the mission of God.
So, I've decided to give "stepping out in faith" a miss - it's time to start stepping in.
"Without faith no one can please God because the one coming to God must believe He exists, and He rewards those who come seeking." (Hebrews 11:6)