Waretown, New Jersey
I usually do my devotions and quiet prayer time every morning at around 530am. Today I saw this storm moving in, and I wanted to be out on my deck with my coffee, Bible, devotions, and camera (not necessarily in that order) as the front arrived...based on the radar provided by the Weather Channel app.
One of my devotions spoke about the storms we face in life. If our faith is firmly rooted in Jesus we have nothing to fear.
I picked up my Bible and turned to Matthew 8:23-27. As I read this passage again, the message of faith struck me harder than ever before. "As He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves----but Jesus kept sleeping. So the disciples came and woke Him up, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to die!" He said to them, 🖍"Why are you afraid, you of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey Him!" I realized that I compromised my devotions and my quiet time by placing my faith in an App, so I could do something I wanted to do, not what He wanted me to do. I captured the glory and awe of His storm, but I did it in my own way.
Thank you Lord for using Your Word of Truth to show me where my faith needs to be rooted. Thank you for the storms that give us the perseverance we need to strengthen our faith.
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