Daily Reflection September 14, 2016
Bible Reading:- Mark 4:35-41 As evening came, Jesus said to His disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion. The disciples woke Him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t You care that we’re going to drown?” When Jesus woke up, He rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then He asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey Him!”
Mark 4:40 Then He asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
Thought for Today:- Jesus demonstrated His power over nature by commanding the wind to stop. There are no storms that exist in our lives are too big for Him not to be able to control them. We need to learn to trust Him and cry out to Him when storms arrive in our lives and have faith that He has the power to overcome them.
Effective faith depends on God. In Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.” A reasonable request. There are days in all of our lives when we feel like ‘FAITH IS NOT ENOUGH’ On those days we need to learn to depend on God more and be willing to let His will be done in our lives. Faith is complete and humble obedience to God’s will and willingness to do whatever He calls us to do. The amount of faith isn’t as important as having the right kind of faith. Faith in our all-powerful One True Higher Power.
Matthew 17:20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. “