The Word Among Us

May 2005 Issue

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

How to apply the "GISO" principle to our daily lives

One night, Peter asked Jesus if he could come and meet him. Jesus looked at Peter and said, "Come." While this seems to be an ordinary request, it was quite extraordinary: Jesus was standing on the waters of the Sea of Galilee during a violent storm. So if Peter wanted to be with Jesus, he too had to walk on the water. And he did! As long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, Peter remained on top of the sea. However, at some point, Peter shifted his focus to the storm around him. You know the rest of the story.

In many ways, the call to follow Jesus every day can feel just as daunting as an invitation to walk on water. Scripture commands us to be...

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