Matt 14:28-29And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." 29 So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
As far a I know, Peter is the only man that can lay claim that he walked on water. What an experience! What a testimony! I can guarantee that Peter never forgot that moment. It would have never happened, unless he took that first step out of the boat.
Growing in God comes from a series of "first steps". God speaks a word to us and then He waits for us to take that first step. God's word to Peter was "Come". Some examples of what God speaks to us are "Believe", "Love", "Trust", "Forgive", "Obey", "Give", "Rejoice", to name just a few. God never forces His Will on anybody, but when we choose to take that first step towards Him, we begin to experience Him in a new way!