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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 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 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 inviting Him in. 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: Father I know that You are the Master of the storm. 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.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

July 25, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

i pray  you  come into  my  home  this  day  teach me  and help me  with  day  amen thank  you  father

July 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 25, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father I know that You are the Master of the storm. 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! I only want to follow you Lord! Please make it so somple even I can follow where you go. Bring light to the darkness and rebuke satan for the lies he screams in my ears! I want to hear only your still small voice through any chaos I might be in! In Jesus name AMEN Thank you Pastor <3 God bless

July 25, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

 

July 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen David love the prayer, that is my prayer also. Thank you Jesus

July 25, 2016
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Praying, asking... :)

July 25, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Thank you for a wonderful start to my day.

July 25, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: July 25, 2016

Amen! When the storm hits go to Jesus, it may still rage on but we will only have peace after we go to Jesus. Instantly we need to turn to Him for we can do nothing in our own strength. Yet with Him all things are possible!

July 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I believe this!

July 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen sister amen

July 25, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez

Amen Pastor Todd. Thank you for the beautiful reminder that all we need to do is ask Jesus and God for their help and they will deliver.

July 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

July 25, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

July 25, 2016
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers

Amen! once again pastor you give me the message I need to hear. Thank you!

July 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

It is so easy to worry first and pray later. I love the fact that God gives us a choice, we are all responsiable for our own choices. Phil 4:6-7 fites exality what this devotion teaches me. Thank you pastor Dion for such an important message.

July 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 25, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen, Thank you for the on time message

July 25, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Jesus calms storms, and helps us to focus on HIM!!! I would have it NO OTHER WAY!!  Amen!!!

July 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Great message pastor Dion! It is so Wonderful to have Jesus,  My Savior here to help me through anything I face. Thank you Jesus!! It is so reassuring to know that Jesus will always be right here with me no matter what I face. Thank you Father for your perfect Grace and mercy!!

July 25, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith

Amen Thank you Jesus!

July 25, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen and Amen!! Thank you for the devotion today Pastor Dion. :-) This is just what I needed it's talking to me telling me to call on Jesus for help. He will knock at my door I will open it with loving arms. I am not ashamed to call on Jesus, if I need Him I am going to yell as loud as I can because I can't get threw thins world on my own. We all need help for many different things what every it is call Jesus his number is free all you have to do is say Jesus. He kowwns what you need before you even ask. He loves to help you with open arms. Jesus, I Love You and Thank You for all you do for me. Amen <3 

July 25, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Father I know that You are the Master of the storm. 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.

July 26, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I really needed to be reminded of this as I am working on within me a new storm that has not passed.

July 27, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

You are my savior Lord. I’m trusting in you. Praise God. Amen. 

January 20, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Father God, I trust you with every breath of my being; although there are times when I am fearful, and very much in doubt of myself, I know that you are always with me.  I woke up this morning with such uncertainty; I look to you for continued strength and pray that no matter what happens I must continue to stay strong in my faith and be assured that as long as I breath, this life means nothing without you by my side ALWAYS!  Thank you for this day and for the love and compassion you give me everyday!  In Jesus Christ your most Precious Son I pray, Amen!!

January 20, 2018