image (15)My children have a habit that most parents will identify with. Every time I get ready to step out of the house, my children will come running to the door with their very consistent request.

“I want to come with you!”
It’s the best feeling for me as a dad to hear my kids make this request. It is so fulfilling. I try to discourage them at times. I tell them how dada has so much work to finish.

“It’s hot and dusty.”
“There is so much traffic outside, why don’t you stay at home and enjoy the goodies mamma is cooking?”
Eventually, I concede and they win.

To be honest, as much as I discourage them, I love the fact that they choose to come out in the ‘heat, dust and traffic’ with their dad!

Matthew 14 tells us one such story. The disciples were in a boat which Jesus had told them to get into. But they were caught in a storm. And as they were battling the storm, they notice Jesus walking towards them. While all the disciples were afraid, Peter makes a peculiar request.

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He says, “I want to come with you.”

“I know there is traffic, dust and heat, but Jesus I want to come with you. I don’t want to be sitting and enjoying mamma’s cooking. I want to be with you.”

What amazes me is the fact that Jesus did not invite any of the disciples to walk on water. It was a choice that Peter had made. And because he chose to be with Jesus, he became a ‘water walker’.

There comes a time in life, when you choose to give up being a boat dweller and choose to be a water walker (Click to Tweet). The answer to being a water walker is within you. It’s your cry that enables you to be a water walker.