Matthew 14:29-30, NIV:  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!"

Shortly after I committed my life to Jesus, my pastor noticing how excited I was tried to warn me, “You won’t stay on cloud nine forever.” He was not trying to discourage me, but to prepare me. I, on the other hand, was not happy with his assessment. The newness of my life in Jesus was exciting, and I didn’t want to think of any day where it would be less than that. Since that time, I have had my setbacks. I had started out with my eyes fixed on Jesus, but somewhere along the way, I noticed the boisterous wind and waves and took my eyes off of Jesus long enough to begin sinking. “Lord, save me!” I cried. “What happened to your faith?” He asked. Why did I take my eyes off of Him at all? I had lost sight of Him. But why? I would have to say it’s because at the beginning, I actively filled myself with the things of God. But as time went by, I slipped in my disciplines. Jesus told us, “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” To keep from sinking it is imperative that we be filled daily with the things of God.