Years ago, as a new professional in Information Technology, my previous manager explained the ‘pay for performance’ criteria used in the company. He said: “Uche, if you score a 3 over 5, then you’ve done great work. That’s the score we normally give people. If you score 4 over 5, then that is exceptional, and if you score 5 over 5, well then you are walking on water”. I liked that phrase “Walking on water”. For it is what God referred to when He said in Daniel 11:32 …but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits. God used this same verse to launch my life of purpose at a crusade back in the day.
Exploits is what causes you to beat alcoholism, when the drunken spirits have lived in your family for generations. It is what enables you wrought righteousness while others struggle with sin. And yes, it is when you command that devil to leave, and it flees instantaneously. When you pray for a stranger with the authority of a King and see a miracle happen. This is exploit living, ladies and gentlemen. This is walking on water.
But evangelist, how do you walk on water? you ask. Here are the 3 steps.
1. It starts from knowing God: Not just knowing about God, but actually having a relationship with Him. This is why only those that know their God can do this exploit. This is why Peter asked Jesus to walk on water – because Peter knew Him. If you don’t know Him today, reply to this message and I will be happy to personal walk you into God’s presence.
2. You have to ask: God already knows what you need but He has ordained it that you ask. Pray for the ability to walk on water, to do the extra ordinary. Especially when you are in fellowship with brethren or when the anointing is strong at a Christian conference/ crusade/ event.
3. Obey: when you perform step 2 above, God will ask you to do something. Either through someone, in your thoughts or through the scripture. Perhaps the command will be to go serve someone, to reach out to a long lost sister, to preach to a stranger, to give your last mite. Something, uncomfortable. Something you’ve never done before. Jesus asked Peter to step into the water. Obey, and find yourself henceforth, doing exploits. Mary once said: “Whatever He say’s do it”. Servants obeyed and put water into jars, witnessing it turn to wine. Know God, Ask, then obey your way into walking on water my friend. It’s your birthright as a believer.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus – Matthew 14:28-29