JESUS IN YOUR BOAT

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
Wednesday, 26th February, 2014
JESUS IN YOUR BOAT
Memorise:
And call upon me in the day of
trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou
shalt glorify me.
Psalm 50:15
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JEREMIAH 10 –
12 and PSALM 46
Read: Mark 4:35-41
35 And the same day, when the even
was come, he saith unto them, Let
us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the
multitude, they took him even as he
was in the ship. And there were also
with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of
wind, and the waves beat into the
ship, so that it was now full.
38 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?
39 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.
40 And he said unto them, Why are
ye so fearful? how is it that ye have
no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and
said one to another, What manner of
man is this, that even the wind and
the sea obey him?
Message
No doubt, life in a sense is like the
sea. A characteristic of the sea is
that storms of varying degrees arise,
putting the lives of those sailing on it
in jeopardy of being drowned. In
Jesus’ Name, the storms of life will
not be able to drown you, your
family and your business. While
literal storms are natural
phenomena, the storms of life are
often generated and directed to an
individual by enemies. Whether it is
by enemies in the flesh or in the
spirit realm, every situation that
would constitute a storm in your life
shall be disappointed in Jesus’ Name.
Jesus was in the boat with His
disciples on a mission across the Sea
of Galilee. His Father’s business that
should bring deliverance to the mad
man in Gadara, who the devil had
been afflicting with chronic insanity,
beaconed. The devil had an idea of
this and decided to thwart it, but he
is never a match for our God, and He
will never be. This is why I command
whatever storm you may be
experiencing now to be calm in Jesus’
Name. As you sail on the sea of life
to fulfil your destiny, the devil and
his allies are not happy because your
success is also going to result in the
blessing and deliverance of others.
This is because you will use it for
God’s service, to build up the work
of God and to bring souls to the
Kingdom of God. Nevertheless, the
devil and his agents will fail.
At the onset of the storm, while Jesus
was taking time off to relax, the
disciples embarked on a rescue
operation of the boat. The situation
however did not get better. They
could not cope. It was then they
remembered to wake Jesus up.
1 Samuel 2:9c says:
“……..for by strength shall no man
prevail.”
You should not make this mistake;
your role is to notify Jesus of the
storm. In any case, Jesus woke up
unperturbed. The Author and
Controller of Peace himself rebuked
the winds behind the storm, and
there was calm. You shall begin to
experience calmness in your
marriage, in your finances, in your
education, in your business and in
your health from now on in Jesus’
Name. Stop running helter-skelter to
dubious men all over the place; they
will only compound your problems.
Look up to Jesus; let Him handle
your storm.
Action Point
Repent of being too quick to seek out
man’s solution instead of God’s at
times of difficulty. Praise God, the
all-powerful One and tell Him of any
storm in your life.

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