JESUS IN YOUR BOAT

06
Jul

JESUS IN YOUR BOAT

Mark 4:35-41 (39) – And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (KJV)

In today’s text, Jesus was travelling with His disciples when a raging wind arose. Consequently, their boat was to capsize, but Jesus was asleep; prompting the disciples to wake Him up. He then rebuked the storm and spoke to it: ‘Peace, be still’, and there was a great calm. There are a few lessons to learn here.

Before the storm, the disciples obeyed Christ’s instruction to go over to the other side, while ensuring that Jesus was in their boat (vs 35-36). During the storm, though the disciples were frightened; yet, they acknowledged that God was with them [they cried for help] (vs 37-39). After the storm, Jesus asked: ‘Do you still have no faith?’ (vs 40-41)

Beloved, we need the divine presence and the understanding that irrespective of situations, God guarantees safety (Psalm 121:7-8). Whenever we panic and fail to speak to the storm [such as Jesus silenced the wind], we drown deeper in trouble waters (2 Timothy 1:7). Therefore, is Christ in your boat? If yes! Call out to Him in prayers through faith; the rage shall cease! However, if Jesus is absent, the boat will sink! (Matthew 7:24-27)

PRAYER

Hymn: Master, the Tempest Is Raging — Mary Ann Baker (1874)

1. Lord, empower me with Your power, faith, boldness, and utterances!

2. Decree to that issue, now! (mention)

(MIDNIGHT PRAYER)

1. Every storm, tormenting my life, health, business; cease!

2. Father, help me to move from the level of faith to trust!

3. Lord, uplift me from the low-estate to the mountain-top.

I SHALL PUBLISH YOUR TESTIMONIES!

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