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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. They had spent much of their life on the water. 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: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Matthew 19:14 Jesus said "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.' - This week our fun theme will be ' A Child's View' and, as always, is open wide for your creative pleasure! I'm still waiting for the parts to get here so I have a camera again but the email said the package should arrive any day so yea!!! Looking through some old photos, I was able to come up with some nice memories reflecting the grandkids views, passions, and camaraderie. Have a wonderful week and don't forget to let your inner child out to play! After all, the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those with a childlike faith and trust in God's goodness. God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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22 comments
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Aug 20
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!  Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for all of your hard  work and dedication to bringing a great message everyday! May God continue to bless you both!!

Aug 20
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Aug 20
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,God bless and thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for all your hard work.

Aug 20
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Aug 20
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Please help us understand how to ask! Thank You Lord! 

Aug 20
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! 

Aug 20
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! I LOve This Devotional! Seems that I got the same message twice today through two different sources, I LOve when that happens!!! Today I will remember to ask Jesus for help on anything I face, We are so fortunate and blessed that he loves us so much. We Love You KIng Jesus!

Aug 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God you are getting us through this enduring storm, I feel it. Please God restore it all. Help my Grandchildren prosper. Praise God. Amen 

Aug 20
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you for guidance during this storm. Amen 

Aug 20
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Aug 20
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for calming the storms of life and all we have to do is ask!! Amen.

Aug 20
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Aug 20

Heavenly Father even though there may be a raging storm, I know that you are with me.The enemy can send all his storms but you Father are the LORD of the break through and nothing and no storm can stop what you have already predestined, before the foundation of this world. So I thank you and praise you, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.

Thank you Pastor Todd for this morning's devotion

Aug 20
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Aug 20
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)edited: Aug 20

Words punn with Waters/Days in bible

But speaking of salt ♡...

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

◄ 4417. melach ►
Strong's Concordance
melach: salt
Original Word: מֶלַח
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: melach
Phonetic Spelling: (meh'-lakh)
Definition: salt

◄ 4430. melek ►
Strong's Concordance
melek: king
Original Word: מְלַךְ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: melek
Phonetic Spelling: (meh'-lek)
Definition: king

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◄ 2940. taam ►
Strong's Concordance
taam: taste, judgment
Original Word: טַעַם
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: taam
Phonetic Spelling: (tah'-am)
Definition: taste, judgment

◄ 2941. taam ►
Strong's Concordance
taam: account, to be commanded, commandment, matter
Original Word: טַעַם
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: taam
Phonetic Spelling: (tah'-am)
Definition: account, to be commanded, commandment, matter

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◄ 1254. bara' ►
Strong's Concordance
bara': choose
Original Word: בָּרָא
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: bara'
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-raw')
Definition: to shape, create

◄ 8138. shanah ►
Strong's Concordance
shanah: to repeat, do again
Original Word: שָׁנָה
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: shanah
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-naw')
Definition: to repeat, do again
⬇⬆Gen1.1,7/John1.1/בראשית/יעש⬆⬇
◄ 8147. shenayim or shettayim ►
Strong's Concordance
shenayim or shettayim: two (a cardinal number)
Original Word: שְׁנַיִם
Part of Speech: Noun
Transliteration: shenayim or shettayim
Phonetic Spelling: (shen-ah'-yim)
Definition: two (a cardinal number)

 

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Aug 20
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done in my life, calming the storms I've been through. You tough us to ask You in every situation and You will help us, thank You Lord for Your help. 

Thank you Pastor for this great message, God bless you 

Aug 20
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERANCE, MATTHEW 21:22 AND ALL THINGS, WAATEVER YOU ASK IN PRAYER BELIEVING,YOU WILL RECEIVE.

Aug 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 20
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Mary Witter
Mary Witter

AMEN ! 

Aug 20
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen.

Aug 21
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! I'm quoting you Pastor Dion "....... He may just help you today ......." or He may not according to His will, plan and purpose for your/my life! However, He will give you/me a peace that passes all understanding and the assurance that all will be well in His time! Thank you for this message!

Aug 21
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Aug 25