“I’m a wavewalker. I’m dancing on water. When the devil tries to shake me I just pray harder. Even in my darkest hour, got Holy Ghost power. When I keep my eyes upon you, Jesus, I’m a wavewalker.”
This song is a faith-filled proclamation that we all need to sing along with and shout from the rooftops. When we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can live a “wavewalker life,” a life of faith and trust no matter what storms come our way. One day at a time, one storm at a time, we need to be strong and not look down at the swirling water at our feet. When the “devil tries to shake us” we need to do what this song says—pray harder! And mostly what we need to do is lift our eyes to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith; he is always there to rescue us when we waiver. He is ready to transform us as we let him take control. He reaches out his hand to us just like he did to Peter in the midst of the storm that came up on the sea of Galilee. Let’s be like Peter and step out of the boat, trusting in Jesus. But let’s not get distracted by the wind and waves like Peter did, which made him start to sink. Let’s keep our eyes focused on Jesus and be transformed wavewalkers, one storm at a time!
Matthew 14:27-31a “But Jesus immediately said to them: (the disciples) ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid,’ ‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.”
Questions: Have you ever had a powerful wavewalker experience where you stepped out of a boat in a life-storm, by faith, and knew that Jesus was right there with you? Have you ever had a time of wavering in faith when you felt like you were sinking and reached for Jesus to save you? Share your story with someone today!
Prayer Power: Dear Lord, help me to have wavewalking faith. Transform me so that I can always keep my eyes on you during the storms of life. Amen.
Jeannie Blocher is the President Emeritus and Director of Spiritual Impact of Body & Soul Fitness. She and her husband Roy founded Body & Soul in 1981, and now Jeannie serves in a volunteer capacity. She is an author and speaker, who treasures first her role as wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight. She wrote the First Place 4 Health Bible Study “Make Every Day Your Best Day” and the book “Encouragement for the Body & the Soul.” She enjoys speaking on behalf of Body & Soul, sharing the message of faith & fitness.
Contact Jeannie at firstname.lastname@example.org