Jesus, Just Say the Word!

 'Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

 Are there storms in your life today or winds that threaten to blow the very life out of your faith? Do not be discouraged dear friend but be encouraged by the Word of Truth, the life giving breathed inspiration from God's own Holy Spirit.

This breath said.

Yes, this breath said aloud.

This breath had the audacity, the authority, to speak to waters and firmaments. And they listened to Him and obeyed Him.

It is amazing to read how many times Jesus' reprimanded his disciples for having so little faith.  They who fellowshipped and communed intimately with him each day were called to task many times for their lack of faith.

What will I do to enhance my faith today?  Will I read, study and meditate upon God's Word?  Will I spend quality and quantity time with Jesus?  Will I walk so closely with Him that it is just a natural theme of my life to speak back and forth with Him all day each day.

When the sails of my ship are blown and torn, battered and twisted, will I choose to trust Him to speak to the cause, or will I take matters into my own hands and try to handle things myself?

This is what I want to do:

I want to choose today to say, "Jesus, just say the Word."

Just say the Word!

Jesus Calms the Storm
That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”  
Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.  
A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  
Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 
 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”  Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 
 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 
 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” 
Mark 4:35-41

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picture taken by my friend, Marianne--thank you!


Nancy said…
Amen and Amen...Thank goodness He has the power and He's always available to help us in calming the storms in our lives.....

Have a great weekend sweet friend.....
Mary B said…
I am so thankful that HE calms the storms and still loves me when I think I have to "fix" things first...before letting Him handle it.

Great post sweet friend.
Laura Rath said…
I'm so thankful that Jesus either calms the storms in my life or guides me through them.
I stopped over from Spiritual Sundays and enjoyed your post today.
Barb said…
I'd not know what to do without the Lord any more. Before He came into my life I existed. After He became Lord of my heart and life I began to live. He is the reason for the faith I have, for the peace within my heart midst the storms of my life. A beautiful post. Thank you. I pray that each day you will experience the honor of His presence,the warmth of His love, and the tightness of his embrace.
Pamela said…
Oh yes! I've had my storms calmed and I've had Jesus walk with me through them. There's such a comfort in knowing God is the master of the storms of my life. Sometimes we just need to be reminding of it and this post is a good reminder for me.
Nava said…
"When the sails are blown, torn and twisted"---I had better let him fix it or it would be like a 'toddler' fixing things--rather than the creator. Thanks Dianne--very timely.
Charlotte said…
Wow, what great encouragement. Just say the word. Jesus can still any storm. None is too great for Him.
mom2six said…
I adore the photo but your words touch a deep place inside... "Will I walk so closely with Him that it is just a natural theme of my life to speak back and forth with Him all day each day." I will be thinking of these words, letting them sink down and change me. Thank you.

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