Monday, February 16, 2015

God Thinking LXXXIII - Other Little Ships 8

"After all, Peter and John and James were great fishermen and they had been out on this sea many times in similar circumstances and they didn’t need the Lord.

And they really didn’t want those in the “other little ships” to see them sweat.

Here they were again, out on the same sea that they thought they had all rapped up. 

Does any of this sound like a similar experience in your own life?

They really didn’t think they needed Jesus, because they had been there before, they thought they could withstand it on their own - they thought they could contend with the storm without any help - they thought they could ride out any storm on their own.

But when the ship was full and they had lost their pride and they knew their was no other way, they became fearful.  They became fearful, not just because they did not trust God, but also because they did not use good judgement and get God involved in their situation early in their dilemma.

Why do so many people wait until they completely mess things up before they ask for help?

Do you know why they were fearful?  They were fearful because they let their arrogance and pride almost take them to the point of death before they would even call on His name.

They were fearful, because they tried to ride out the storm on their own.  They had a reason to fear.  Had it not been for the presence of God, they would have all perished for foolishness.

Isn’t it that way for you too?

How full will you let your ship get before you cry out to God?"

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

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