Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dealing with your STORMS in Life!

As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.
Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”
When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!”Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:35-40

Just before this account is read in the Bible, Jesus is explaining and building faith in His disciples. Hearing Jesus sharing the Word all day we could discern that by the time the disciples were getting in the boat they had some faith in their heart. Faith comes by hearing the Word according to Romans 10:17. So what happens as soon as they get moving out in the boat? A storm of significant size...

Here is the spirtual lesson for us today... Every time you choose to believe and exercise your faith for a promise of God, you will attract trouble! Why? Because the enemy of our faith wants to distract you and make you think that you will never get where Jesus said you're going. When the word is sown the devil comes immediately to steal that word out of your heart.

So we have a desicion every time the storms start up... either give up and cave in, OR, take the Word of God as final authority and rebuke the wind and speak to the storm, in Jesus name!

The disciples gave up the faith that Jesus had just preached to them in a matter of hours... and we have done the same things at times... But we can react like Jesus did to the storm... He never gave in to a natural circumstance that countered what He previously said... No Jesus would not give in to the storm. He would always speak to the storms and command them to change. Jesus believed so He spoke... and so should we. If you don't believe a promise you won't say anything, but if you believe a promise from the Word of God then speak it out... Say something against the trouble... When trouble comes send the Word to stopp it and change it... It's your destiny. When Jesus spoke to the storm the Bible says, "the storm ceased'! Can be the same for you, speak to it and watch it cease! 
Peace, Karl