Monday, February 25, 2013

This is the day  the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Today I start a new pattern. On Friday I was laid off my job. I had worked at that place for 9 years as a contractor and almost 10 years as an employee. Today I did not go to work. But today I prayed with my wife before she got ready for her job. I am usually up and out of the house by that time.

Today I rode my bike down the hill and back up. It is a short distance but a pretty big hill, it is a start.

And today I am updating this journal. Things that my busy but comfortable life did not allow time for.

Yesterday at Orangewood church service I preached about Peter walking on water. He succeeded even though he sunk and needed the Lord's rescue. What other apostle ever took even a few steps on the water?

The key is that Peter got out of the boat, his faith took him that far.

For me and many of the kids at Orangewood, we get kicked out of the boat and we are forced to walk on water in faith. It is a good thing there there is the Lord there to rescue us. But we can 'walk on water' in faith when our boat gets turned over.

So that is what I am doing, taking a few tentative steps out on the water, keeping my eyes on Jesus my Savior and Life Preserver.

Life Abundant,
Steve Matten