When in the Boat Still Look for the Life Savior!
Is your boat sturdy?
In everything, there is a reason. Some are clear, some not so much. It may be when things become clouded that God is working His best miracles in our life. Let let God try it, even when it's difficult! But how often would your story have changed if you had given up before He became with you? By throwing in the towel and jumping overboard?
A boat that does not rock is sturdy or could depend on its complacency. When on a rocky ship, it’s dangerous, or is it? Both scenarios could bring concern or opportunity. Could it be our perspective and how you look at things? Calm can be peaceful and tranquil to some, whereas others may think, is this calm before the storm? Complacency is self-satisfaction or contentment, but what if you’re thinking, are things too routine? A rocky boat could signify danger or fear; rocking can be just what we need to shake things up or move you to a different place.
Even with a lifesaver, many drown. We have to grab hold or not. We sometimes grab hold and still give up by letting go, rather than working on hanging on. So what if you are in a wave? Hold on anyway; it isn’t about you; it’s about choosing the living Savior?
Many theories or myths cloud our vision. Some of us will give so much credence to them; they can immobilize your life. Is preparedness necessary? Yes, it is. I suppose it depends on the readiness you choose.
We live in a world where many stifle the idea, for example, Y2Kor Billboards predicting the end of times. How many follow the ending Mayan calendar? My thoughts are that the guy writing the timing may have just retired. No matter, it’s not what we should support, anyway. History is an important thing. Learn from it and try hard not to repeat its mistakes. Although we often do just that as history repeats itself.
We could almost look at history as a new music CD playing repeatedly. Depending on our attention, we may need to play it several times before getting the words right. Many attacks come when following the perfect pre-designed calendar and music of all time, the Bible.
If you read the word, you get caught up in it. Is it relevant? You bet it is. How many play it repeatedly until we see and hear its message for our lives? It may be a simple verse that takes hold and changes your thought process for a moment or forever. The Bible is an intricate work, and many people believe it is overwhelming when it is not!
Like the boat, it may be the way you look at it. Many will tell you how to read, study, or learn and apply it. Many are well versed and can guide you in the ability to decipher the things that cause questions. Your relationship with the word and God Himself is personal, as He reveals all we need to know in His timing. God may not have you see things the same as someone right next to you, because He uses each of us for a specific purpose.
Become a student
If you become a word student, the Teacher will always be there, ready to save you. He may want to use you, unlike that those around you. He may want to reveal His teachings in ways not understood by others. You're His creations, and the methods He molds you with unique touches for His plan. Where will He place you? Will it be on a rocky boat or a beautiful lake with no ripples? Either place, He will whisper to you. If you have played His CD repeatedly, you will recognize Him wherever you are, just like the beats of your favorite song.
Try not to overwhelm; The Father meets you right where you are. If you stray, and you most will, He will reach out an oar to bring you back to His boat. If you don't take hold of it, he will be your lifesaver and hold you until you make it back to His plan for your life, but never will He leave you.
Try not to always look out for the world's ways and those in it. They may be helpful in your life, sent by Him, or even damage the gem God has created for you. All these things may make you unique to Him; He wants you the way you are. It's essential to observe quiet introspection of God's imprint on your heart and open your eyes and ears to His CD. You will find peace in the message He gives you if you listen. Just be sure you grab hold of the good life of the Savior. When you grab onto the one that saves, you will feel it and stay afloat. If the lifesaver you are holding is pulling, you will look around for the one that never lets you go. That life Savior is all you need!
How To Get In The Boat ~
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© 2013 Kathy Henderson