“A Storm of Wind Began to Howl”*
“What happens when the winds begin to howl and the waves of life are breaking all around you?”*
When we take our eyes off God, we lose power and one’s faith begins to flicker; allowing a dark cloud to form. What rules the day?
Do you have a spirit to stir and “ears to hear?”
God says, “Be not afraid; neither doubt. I am your guide.” (2 Esdras)
God always helps when we don’t know what to do providing a solution in action, while finding solid/holy ground once again.
“I have run the race and kept the faith.”
*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 12 by Patricia A. Zorn
“Fear likes to come and visit my courage.”
The fear that is out there is squashing the individual power in each being and the damage within is severe. It robs one of her/his choices and humanity.
There is no power in fear; it only takes and does not give.
We have come to believe that the very things Christ stood for – “love, justice, forgiveness and kindness will not win out in the end; representing an unattainable goal.”*
One of the greatest stresses in life is waiting for God. Now what?
We are to persevere in prayer; hang on and know with certainty that God will never be defeated.
In an ongoing conversation with God via prayer, we exercise the Spirit; clearing the fear, “With God everything is possible.”
“Keep the light of faith every burning – for Jesus alone is the way that leads to the Father. He alone is the life indwelling in our hearts. He alone is the light that enlightens the darkness.”**
“Fear not; for I am thy rod, thy staff, thy strength and thy hope!”
*My Utmost for His Highest
**Come Be My Light, pg. 264
“The boat was in the middle of the sea and was being battered by the waves, for the wind was against them.
Shortly before dawn Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.
When His friends saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, “It’s a ghost!” And they screamed in terror.
Immediately Jesus said to them, “Have courage! It is I. Stop being afraid!”
Peter answered him, “Lord, if it’s you, order me to come to you on the water.”
Jesus said, “Come on!” So Peter got down out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came to Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he was frightened. As he began to sink, he shouted, “Lord, save me!”
At once, Jesus reached out his hand, caught him, and said to him, “You who have so little faith, why did you doubt?”
As they got into the boat, the wind stopped blowing.” (Matthew Chapter 14)
Now that you have been rescued, what will you do?
Will you swim to shore, embracing the new horizon of the day, or will you wallow in that which does not serve on any level?
Doubt eats away at the very core on one’s Spirit. It sets up an ease of dissension and mistrust in others, believing that things will never be quite right again.
This doubting belief is out of the contrary and goes against the grain of the goodness of God, and what he wants for each of his children.
Now, take a moment, look closer at the shoreline. What do you see?
Do you see light in the midst of it all? Do you see hope in the dawn of a new tomorrow?
Will you embrace that which is calling you to it?
“I am telling you child that I am always around you. When you doubt, give it to me.” (30 Messages of Hope, page 8)
There is no separation in time or being.
Last week, I encouraged each of you to “Go Deep”, take a moment and reflect on that inner most part of your being.
There is a direct parallel between the issues in the body of water known as the “Gulf”, and the issues deep within man.
For it was written that the changes would come about, and the seas would rise, shift and change; so it is that man must rise, shift and change.
Just as there is a core in the earth; there is a core within man.
The core that resonates a strong and tall vibration is fear.
Fear is the variance of evil within man at this time.
You see, every time there is a shift or change in the earth there is a shift or change within man.
The earth, she will do what she needs to do as it is.
Man, however, has a choice. She/he can choose to stay in a state of fear or hopelessness, or ascend to a new level of seeing and being.