“Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” – Matthew 14:28-29
“God provides for His command,” is written in the margin of my Bible right above this Scripture. Such a short, but powerful, sentence.
First I think it is appropriate to ask. We need to know if our desires are from God or our selfish ambition. Certainly, through the waves and windy air, Peter may not have recognized Jesus and wanted confirmation that the form out on the water was Him. But I wonder if this doesn’t tie in with “seek, knock, and ask” from Matthew 7:7.
I don’t think Peter stopped for a moment and asked himself how impossible his request was. He had a desire and wanted it fulfilled.
Perhaps we should say, “God, ‘this’ is my desire, if it is Your will for me to do so, command me, I trust you.”
All Jesus said was “come” and Peter was given the ability to do the impossible.
Pretty cool eh? Peter sought, asked, and walked on water.