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The Master of the Storm

  • But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water. They came to him, and awoke him, saying, 'Master, master, we are dying!' He awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and it was calm. He said to them, 'Where is your faith?' Luke 8:23 WEB

    Who is going to tell Him? They had put it off as long as possible, but now the water was getting pretty deep inside the boat and someone had to wake Jesus up. It is not easy to ask for help, especially for men, but as the water grew deeper and they began to sink, they worked that out.

    Earlier the ministry group had set sail across the lake in their fishing boat, and Jesus fell asleep. The disciples were navigating the boat all by themselves. After all, some of them were experienced fishermen and they knew all about boats. Peter and the others probably felt pretty good about this and thought that they had it all under control, nothing but smooth sailing ahead.

    They probably thought, "No problem, we have done this a thousand times', but suddenly, a storm came up and the boat began filling with water. The group was in great danger and they began to panic, but Jesus, slept on. When they finally woke Jesus with, 'Master, Master, we are dying!' He calmed the storm for them.

    Will Jesus let you struggle against a storm in your own strength? Apparently so, but they only needed to ask for His help to change the situation. James said, 'You do not have, because you do not ask" (James 4:2).

    If a storm is raging in your life and your faith is not strong enough to stop it, call on Jesus, The Master of the Storm. Do not assume that He will step in and calm everything without you asking Him. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in" (Revelation 3:20). He does not beat down your door, but if you ask, He just may help you today. You can worry about it, or pray about it and let God help you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are the Master of the storm. Please let Your winds blow me to where I need to be. Bring Your peace to my life and let me walk in the goodness of God Almighty. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Don't forget that our RHM Live weekend service is happening tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am EST! We will be continuing our online Bible Study with Luke, Chapter Nineteen. To find out more or join us this morning, go to this page: RHM Live


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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

I hope everyone is having a blessed day. We are still working on small issues after the big upgrade to the site, so thank you all for your patience! 

January 20, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Yes, we appreciate your patience, everyone :)! We are so blessed that the update went well, but just like any major construction job, there is the nitty gritty cleanup work that just takes time and diligence ;). We love y'all <3!

January 20, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you both for your hard work! It looks great!

January 20, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Lynn, we really like it, too :)! At this point, it's mainly finding out about little issues from people using different devices, browsers, operating systems, etc, that would be difficult to dig up in normal testing ;). We are getting there :)!

January 20, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: January 24, 2018

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for all you do for us here on RHM. I pray you both a wonderful life and to always have just enough. In Jesus, name. Amen <3

January 21, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, thank you so much, Diane, I pray the same for you and Bob <3!

January 22, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

THank You, Sylvia. I Love You! <3

 

January 24, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

The more I see the more incredible I it all is to read.  Thank you for all the care you put into this and previous tech work.  God shows thru you how He has blessed you!

January 20, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Life has it's storms, but God said He would never let you have more than you can handle. Prayer is so needed and all that He really asks!

January 20, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Haha, Jim, I believe it was Rick Godwin said, in a "funny not funny" way, that one of the signs of the Holy Spirit is "trouble" ;). Of course, that's not always the case, but we certainly will have times of testing and refining. The Lord won't leave us as a yucky lump of clay :D!

January 20, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for calming the storms. Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for this devotional :)

January 20, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thanks to Paster Todd and Sylvia.The new look is wonderful.Keep up the good work and God bless.Our GOD is totally awesome. Amen 

January 20, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! No matter the size of the storm or how long the storm is raging we need to always go first to Jesus, trust in Him and He will either calm the storm or calm His sheep.

January 20, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

God is great  we just need to believe 

January 20, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I always need You. Take my hand and lead me to safe grounds where I can do Your work,in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional.

January 20, 2018
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Marlene McEwen
Marlene McEwen

Thank you for your devotional today! My Lord has taking care of my husband and myself during our storm of a Glioblastoma of my husband! Was told he had 2 month of life and it has been 4 years!! Now the tumor is growing again but God is giving us his peace in this again! I love Jesus with all my heart and soul!

January 20, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Nothing is impossible for our Lord and God, He's the potter and we are the clay. Standing with you in prayer!

January 20, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

praying for you both...

January 20, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thank you Richard, dear brother in Christ, may you be abundantly blessed ! (((Hugs)))

January 20, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name so be it!

January 20, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

O lord my God, You calmed the storm, Jesus, and it was calm, because you are the Lord and Master, the creator of it all! Please increase my faith, help me to pray without ceasing and keep on asking, knocking on Your door, and trusting you for the outcome. Please calm the storms that we all are currently facing within our families, our RHM family, and around us, not giving names - because You know all things as You look into our hearts! Please hear our prayers, in the name of Jesus Christ I ask and pray, Amen!

January 20, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name so be it!

January 20, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

January 20, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 20, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father, I know that You are the Master of the storm. Please let Your winds blow me to where I need to be. Bring Your peace to my life and let me walk in the goodness of God Almighty. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

January 20, 2018
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

You do the text credit

January 20, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I know that You are the Master of the storm. Please let Your winds blow me to where I need to be. Bring Your peace to my life and let me walk in the goodness of God Almighty. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 21, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumaredited: January 22, 2018

When the oceans rise and thunders roar

I will soar with you above the storm

Father you are King over the floods

I will be still and know you are God!

Amen!

January 22, 2018