If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat has ratings John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you. “Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you.” ― John Ortberg Jr., If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat is a book written by John Ortberg that uses the New Testament account of Jesus walking.
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They are always beyond what people can do, because He wants to demonstrate His nature, His strength, His provision, and His kindness to His people and to a watching world. Discovering it involves very careful listening.
Sep 25, Allison rated it it was amazing. Just a dull middle of the road.
What is the central concept that you derived from your reading? What impact did this event have on the disciples?
I have listed several quotes below that spoke to my heart. Account Options Sign in. The book revolves around the story of Peter in Matthew 14 as he takes a giant leap of faith to walk on the water.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat Quotes by John Ortberg
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He’s not telling us not to fear while shaking His finger at us, rather He is telling us that to tell us to trust Him in the midst of the scariest times of our lives, that He is there and that it is when we are most afraid that we can cling to Him the most.
It’s all about faith and finding God every day. I work at a Christian Daycare and was given this book to read as a portion of my training. Ortberg gives a very detailed retelling of several familiar scriptural stories–Joseph of Egypt, Peter walking on the Water, Moses being called of the Lord and leading his people out of Egypt, Adam and Eve. Harper Collins- Bible – pages. To identify these with clarity, to develop them with skill, and to use them joyfully and humbly to serve God and His creation is central to why you were created.
Will I remember that things look different to God because He views things from an eternal perspective? This was an excellent book whether you are one or the other. And because God if faithful, the better you know Him, the more you will trust Him. It is a way we think about outcomes.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat Quotes
I finished it because it was for our Christian book group; otherwise I’d probably have lost interest and dropped it. You are not a spare part — you are on a mission from God. Failure is not something that happens to us or a label we attach to things. John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone.
What do you find intriguing about stepping out of the boat? This phrase indicates an epiphany — a manifestation of God.
I have never forgotten, nor do I think I ever will, remember one significant lesson I learned and that is the fact that the most common command in the Bible is “Do not Fear” and not just the command but what God means when he tell us as His children what He means when He tell us not to be afr This book is a great teacher on faith, what it is, what it is not, and John Ortberg is real about his own faith, and an author that is real about his own experiences is always one I resonate with the most.
It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. I become encouraged and refreshed whenever I finish a chapter. Quotes from If You Want to Wa There’s just one requirement: He would rather please God and live in a cave than displease God and sit on the throne. But for some people it becomes a kind of goad to push on to new learning, deeper persistence, more vigorous commitment, more courageous hearts.
In an effort to be funny and current, he imbues these stories with a lot of current day language and he assigns motivations to some of the characters that I don’t think he earned a right to take liberties on. Thanks for telling us about the problem. We want to hear from you! It was so hard and Jeremiah cried so much that he became known as the Weeping Prophet.
Really awesome book about the power of stepping out on faith. The way to get to know His trustworthiness is to risk obeying Him. He alone knew what it was to attempt to do what he was not capable of doing on his own, then feeling the euphoria of being empowered by God to actually do it.
When Jesus told the disciples to sail to the other side of the Sea of Galilee without Him, they obeyed.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat
Failure is not kohn that happens to us or a label we attach to things. Feb 18, Christina rated it really liked it. Comfort alone will kill us. A calling is often a different story.
It will have to be God and me doing it together [I wwalk to say God working through me as His instrument]. The first two chapters were great. This is the only way the world will come to know Him.
Jan 05, Joni rated it really liked it. For others failure produces utter defeat — a sense of discouragement, a loss of hope, a desire to hide, a secret resolve to never again get out of the boat.
In each situation the person that God called felt afraid.