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Peace, be still

God says,


And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.  And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?  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.   And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?  And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Mark 4:37-41


What manor of one is this?


I’ve been thinking about this scriptures lately.  Well, if truth be told, I have been obsessing over it.  It seems that Jesus, during a storm his disciples believed might kill them, was fast asleep. Waking him, he simply commanded the seas to calm and the very elements obeyed him.  Not only that, Jesus also chastised his followers for lack of faith!

What mentality did this spring from in Jesus?  Apparently, he thought that the disciples should have taken care of this simply matter themselves.  Morover, Christ acted a bit annoyed that they had even woken him up!


Walking in the Spirit


This signifies to me that Jesus walked in a place that whatever He needed, whatever He wanted, his Father provided.  It was a given and to JEsus, it was inevitable.  Could it be that Christ thought it ridiculous that his disciples even bothered him about the storm?

If this is true, I am walking far below what is actually available in God.  It means that I have means to master the storm of this life.  There is a place in God that I can ask for anything, and it be done unto me.


Nothing is impossible


I began thinking about what it must have been like at other times for Jesus and I remembered this verse,

Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.  And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.  And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!”

Matthew 27:18-20

It seems that Jesus  walked in a place with God where literally nothing was impossible.  When he felt by the Spirit to curse the fig tree it was simply done.


Again, Jesus says,


Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.”

Matthew 17:27

Literally, whatever Jesus needed God would give him no matter how unlikely it was to happen.


Finally, Christ says,


Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.”

Matthew 27:21

Right now there are mountains that I need moved in my life.  I want to believe God and ask for and receive my deliverance. According to what I undestand in scripture, none of this has to be this way.  I’m starting to believe that literally nothing is impossible with God if I simply ask in faith believing.


Remembering what God has alread done


David, when about to fight Goliath, remembered how God had slew the lion and the bear through him and declared that this giant would be no different.  Likewise, I remember the things that God has done for me,

David did it and so can I in Jesus name.  Jesus, show me how to have the type of faith you demonstrated all the time.  I want to know that when I ask my heavenly Father, in His sons name, it shall be done to me.


I desire to live by faith in my Lord God


In conclusion, I don’t have to live without the divine provision of God.  No one must be victimized by our circumstances, because we serve a all powerful King who will give us anything we ask for in Jesus name.  It’s time for me to learn this lesson and live it.  I want to triumph and do the things that God puts on my heart no matter how impossible they may seem.  I want to be about my Father’s business. No longer am I going to settle for what seems possible when, with God, nothing is impossible.  It is time to finally become a son of God and follow the pattern that Jesus demonstrated.  I invite all those who seek their deliverance to join me in this quest too.  Amen.