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When in the Boat Still Look for the Life Savior!

Updated on July 25, 2019
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Our life stages are unique, Kathy enjoys sharing her thoughts and stages through her writing and looks forward to learning about yours.

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 go, and, let God, is easier said than done. But how often would your story have changed if you had given up before He becomes with you? By throwing in the towel and jumping overboard are you allowing yourself to remain clouded?

A boat that does not rock is sturdy, or it could depend on, perhaps its complacency. When in 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, where others may think, is this calm before the storm? Complacency defines as self-satisfaction or contentment, but what if you’re thinking, is things too routine? A rocky boat could be a sign of danger or fear; then again, 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?

Clouded Vision

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 by an idea of possible, for example, Y2K or Billboards predicting the end of times. How many follow the ending Mayan calendar? My thoughts, that 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 over and over. Listening to it 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 plays 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 piece of work, and many people believe it overwhelming. When it is not!

Just like the boat, it may be the way you are looking at it. Many will tell you how to read it, how to study it, or how to learn and apply it. Many are well versed and can guide you in the ability to decipher the things that cause question. Your relationship with the word and God Himself is personal as He reveals all we need to know in His timing. The reason God may not have you see things the same as someone right next to you is that He uses each of us with a specific purpose.

Become a student

If you become a student, of the word, I assure you the Teacher will always be there ready to save you. He may want to use you unlike that of 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, for you. Where will He place you? Will, it is on a rocky boat or a beautiful lake with no ripples? Either place He will whisper to you. I suppose if you have played His CD over and over, 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, then 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 ways of the world and those in it. They may be helpful in your life, sent by Him, or they may even damage the gem God has created for you. All these things may make you unique for Him; He wants you the way you are. It’s so essential to observe quiet introspection of God’s imprint on your heart and open your eyes and ears to His CD. If you listen, you will find peace in the message He is giving to you. Just be sure you grab hold of the right life Savior. When you grab hold of the one that saves, you will know it, and you will 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!

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    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      7 years ago from Pa

      Lab 143 ~

      Thanks so much for stopping in and reading and your beautiful comment ~ have a blessed day.

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      7 years ago

      Love this! Whether it is rocky or whether it is calm, the Lord is always a Lifeline as we reach out to Him. He then becomes our Constant Savior who keeps us afloat in good times and bad. He leads me and molds me in both. I need His calming presence before I can effectively face the rocky waters of this life. Beautifully written hub! Thank you!

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      7 years ago from Pa

      Thank you James ~

      So true and your passage very fitting. I must read this book sounds very interesting. Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment. Have a Blessed week ~

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      7 years ago from Morocco

      Very interesting hub.When you talked about the boat,you reminded me about a beautiful passage from a novel called Three Men In A Boat :

      Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.

      The thirst is a dangerous thing.If we direct it to knowledge ,we will be thriving .

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      8 years ago from Pa

      Thank you Dear Mekenzie ~

      Kindred spirits is what we are. I am always so blessed to have your input. God is so all inspiring when we share our thoughts of Him. Oh the Potter's hand is so beautiful :)

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      Susan Ream 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Well said dear friend, if we allow God's word to play over and over and over again (memorization - meditation) in our minds - it will change us and yes, we will recognize His voice wherever we are and in whatever circumstances we find ourselves.

      I have had those clouded circumstances .. the kind where you can't see 2" in front of you. I could not see but my God always see's and in the storm He teaches me to hang on and trust Him.

      Thanks for some great analogies and encouragement to draw near to God.

      Voted Up and Beautiful,


    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      8 years ago from Pa

      billybuc ~

      Thank you, I am so glad you understand this, praying so many others will as well. Blessings friend :)

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful message my friend. If we are willing to listen, the message will always be there. Love it!


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