Monday, December 5, 2011

For I Believe God

Reading Acts 27 today, I continued to think who do we believe?

Who do we really believe?

When you are in an airplane and suddenly it hits bumps, do you trust the still small voice that reassures you that it will be okay?  Or perhaps that crazy, screaming woman across the aisle?

When you are on-board a ship when you hit waves that make everyone on-board sick do you trust the voice or those around you?

Acts 27 is a lesson for all of us to hold on to about believing God.  

Rough seas, strong winds, dangerous weather and Paul's words were God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.  So take courage!  For I believe God.  It will be just as he said.  But we will be shipwrecked on an island.  Paul knew and he believed.  The word goes on to show all of this true!  Of course!

I loved that the men began to want to get off the ship, Paul encouraged them no to do this and of course they finally began to see Paul knew what he was talking about.  He encouraged them to eat and He took the bread, gave thanks and all 276 people ate.  After two weeks of not believing God they finally believed and trusted enough to eat.

Believing God allows all of us to relax in knowing that He is in charge!  We trust and it doesn't matter how big the waves of life are; we know we are okay!

Today, imagine yourself on that ship with this man named, Paul encouraging you that everything is going to be okay - just trust!  Are you able to say the words it's okay for I Believe God!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Your writing today reminded me of Mark 9:21-24, the father of a boy with an evil spirit brought his son to Jesus to be healed. Jesus questioned the father and the father exclaimed, "I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief."

I exclaim also to Jesus, "I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!"