And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
For everyone out there who has been experiencing various storms of life, I have a good news for you. There’s hope, have faith take courage. There’s a window to a life of freedom and fulfilment. You may look around and notice that all those you started with have gotten very far ahead of you. Not because you had no boat neither are you such a bad sailor; but the storm has slowed down your movement and now it’s threatening every aspect of your life. Well, cheer up. Jesus is coming to you today. He’s walking on the very storm that threatens you. the very waves that is your challenge is bringing Jesus to your boat
According to our text, the disciples of Jesus had been hindered, bartered and scattered by the storm. But when “they WILLINGLY received him into the ship”), A dramatic miracle happened. the storm did not just calm as they had expected and experienced at other times. Rather, they arrived at their destination! They recovered lost time. they reached safety. They achieved their purpose. Do you feel like you’ve made a wrong move; You’ve stepped out of God’s will or never was in it before? it does not matter how long you have been in the wrong. If you will willingly and EAGERLY accept the Jesus into your boat leaving all for him, you’d not only heal, you shall recover. Yes you’d recover from that abuse, that divorce, that financial challenge, that issue with drugs…. You shall reach safety.
You are not too wrong for Christ to correct. You are not too bad for Him to repair. You are not too wounded to be healed. Just turn all your attention on Him. The very storm that seeks to sink your marriage, home, children, career, etc is bearing the Lord to your boat. It is building an eagerness for the Lord in your heart. ALL THINGS ARE WORKING FOR YOUR GOOD. Jesus is coming to you today through His word, let him in. I believe someone is praying right now. The Lord is listening to your prayers friends, feel free to pour out our heart to the Lord. A prayer from a willing, eager and single heart can not go unheeded.
Thank God for He’s with you always no matter the storm and the cause
Tell Jesus that you surrender to Him. tell him nothing else matter.
Tell him you know you are not too embattled to be saved.
Say unto Jesus, Jesus I trust in you! I’m not gonna drown in this storm. I might have moved out before time and without you. but you can right my wrong. If there is hope for a tree that is cut down such that at the scent of water it sprouts again, there is hope for me. though I am tried in the furnace, I am coming out as gold.
Pray for the church of Christ and your local church for God’s intervention against every storm
Pray for the country ahead of 2015
Pray for me too