- Religion and Philosophy
When the wind blows and the lightning crashes... Jesus will speak to your STORM!
He can speak to your storm!
Well it is easier said than done.
How can we be content through the storms of life. Well I believe that we all have different issues in life that it is inevitable that we face. The death of a loved one, a child on drugs, even our own temptation.. The storms of life will come. It is what we do that determines our level of growth.
In Mathew 4:35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”
So here is some thing we can relate to : There are times when God will call us to the other side of situations in our life.. This is what he was doing in this time.
36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. He left the crowd behind. There will be times that he calls you int \o a another level of dependency on him. In this time he will call you away from the crowd.. Have you experienced this?
37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Have you ever noticed the way little things seem to present their selves in this time.. Huge they start to take up our time mind and if we aren't careful they will show themselves in our actions. Let's recap He has called us closer to him.. Thus removing others, whether making them unavailable to us or just drawing us into him. I have gotten into a place with God where he will say "Just keep this between us for now." For instance a couple of months ago I was asked to speak at a women's conference. I am A domestic violence speaker. Oh but first I am a child of the most High! As opportunity has it I was a little afraid to speak at this particular meeting and was fearful that I may say the wrong thing.. I sat at the computer and prayed Before I knew it I began to say all the things that the spirit of God wanted to touch on. I was walking around the house full of the holy spirit I began to type I knew that i was exactly what God wanted me to speak at the meeting. However almost immediately, I was flooded by thoughts that maybe it was too much. I didn't want to say the wrong thing so I began to call and e-mail my spiritual mother, no answer. I even tried to get my husband to take a look and he said I will later. So inwardly I realized what God was doing and I made a choice to say what he told me to say... Now mind you there were about 6 of us that were telling about our affiliations with different causes. Mine was effectively telling your testimony. I prayed in the spirit and by ten o'clock I was on... Everyone in the audience was moved and I even had a well known pastor stand and say that was so anointed. All be the Glory of God. The point I am getting at is there are times we are pulled from the crowd, we can't relate with others. Here they have the son of God in the boat and they became so afraid of that storm.. Don't we have the son of God through the storm as well! Some how through the midst of the storm we forget who he is and what he is capable of.
38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He cared about them. He never intended for them to drowned he didn't even entertain that thought. He wasn't fearful at the least he was right there sleeping like a baby even in the storm.. That is where he is right there with you in your storm. 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Here is the thing do you notice who the disciples called on when they were afraid in the storm.. That's right they called on the one that could change it. They called on the one who had already showed his power through his deeds and wonders.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Now here it is God is saying do you still have no faith. Have you seen the things I've done yet you are still moved by fear and not by faith. I believe that we experience this alot in prayer how many times do we pray out the thing the way God see's it.. Instead of being faith motivated we are fear motivated!
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Here we see the reverential fear of God.. Even The winds obey him..
Let me encourage you today that you never have to be in a storm alone the one who the wind obeys is in your corner approach him through Faith and watch him speak to your storm..