Sunday, February 15, 2015

God Thinking LXXXIII - Other Little Ships 7

"When Jesus calms the storms in your life, He calms the storm in your extended family too.  Your friends and your acquaintances, those in your workplace and those in whom you run into in the grocery store all receive a blessing when you are blessed.

When God moves on your behalf, those in the other little ships receive from your blessing.

Jesus stopped the storm.
He calmed the waters.
All benefitted from the hand of God.
But not without rebuke.  Not without a lesson.

Mark 4:40
 40.  And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Did the disciples have faith, because the scriptures says, “how is it that ye have no faith?” 

If the disciples had faith, would there have not been a storm?
I believe there would have still been a storm.

If the disciples had faith, would they have called out for Jesus sooner?
I believe that they would have. 
I believe that if they had faith, they would have awoken Jesus sooner to ride the storm out with them, or to still the waters sooner - but even though they had Jesus (were born again) they were still trying to sail the ship on their own. 

Can you sense the spiritual implication here?

They really didn’t want to wake Jesus up and for Him to find out that they were in a situation that they could not get out of on their own. How many times have you done that?

Excerpt from God thinking LXXXIII - Other Little ships by Keith C. Powell                                                Copyright 2015


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