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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Have you Got that Sinking Feeling?

You know the one.
When the Doctor Calls YOU to talk?
When the slip inside the envelope is Pink.
When the phone rings at 3:00 am and your daughter isn't home yet.
When your conversation begins with "We need to talk"

You know that it can never be good and you realize that the season your going into will be nothing but turmoil.

Its cancer and nothing seems to be working.
You've been cut and you know how hard it is to find another job.
She's been in a crash and her time is short.
He/She has found someone else, better, younger, richer, funner and your left alone.

and your a Christian.
Your Christianity started out like a Cruise to the Bahamas as everyone in the church was so excited for you. We celebrated your salvation decision, rejoiced when you got Baptised and Encouraged you to follow Jesus.

and then you got in that boat.

Matthew 14:24 (KJV) But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
You've rowed like you were told and it only got you farther from the land you knew and you don't like to swim that much. Then the storm arises and you pray, but things only get worse. You read your bible to try and figure a way out but it only tells you to trust God but God doesn't understand your pushing against a wind that goes against the direction you know Jesus wants you to go in.

Been there? I know what its like to have the Love Boat turn into the Titanic.
Everything is wonderful until you hit an ICEBERG!

And what makes it worse, Jesus is the Captain of this ship.
He signed me up for all of this.

He Constrained me to get into the boat. (Matthew 14:22)
He Specifically chose Me because I was faithful. (Matthew 14:22)
He Purposefully went to Pray for Me because He loves me. (Matthew 14:23)

How does that make you feel?

That Jesus Himself, will put you in a place for a season to where you will be far from helping yourself, nothing will go your way, and you possibly could be in a constant state of fear?
And it’s His will for You?

Why?
Because Jesus can't save what isn't about to sink. And if we are not in impending danger, truth is, we don't need or even want Jesus and without Jesus were just a part of the crowd.

The one dispersed by Jesus.

That Sinking Feeling? Its nothing more than the gauge of our relationship with Him. The Crowd quits when things get hard (John 6:66), the Christian, we get closer.
(John 6:67-69)

What will you do when on the Journey to Jesus a storm arises?

3 comments:

  1. Pastor I read all your blogs, I find them most encouraging, especially the last couple days, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the Pastor who runs to the aid of someone he loves and cares about, SJ

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  2. Thank you for this. You have been such a blessing to Jed & I. -Jen

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