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Who’s On Board With You?

Posted by admin August - 20 - 2013 - Tuesday

A pastor wrote that he was on a cruise ship in the South Pacific. The captain announced that they were about to navigate a very narrow and very dangerous crevice. They needed at least 30 feet of water to get through and avoid running aground. Just then a small powerboat approached the cruise ship. On deck was a captain from Australia. As he boarded the big ship, the crew saluted him and stepped aside to allow him to take the helm. This man specialized in maneuvering big ships through this small space. Because of his expertise they made it through without a problem.

There’s an important lesson here for us to learn: Before you get caught in life’s storms be sure that Jesus is at the helm of your “ship.” and… that you know who your traveling companions are.

In the midst of a howling gale that threatened to sink their ship, it says in the Book of Acts that Paul stood up and proclaimed to the crew, “Take heart! I believe God will do exactly what He told me.” Paul had confidence because he knew Who the real Captain was that day. He never doubted that God would honor His promise to save him and everyone on board.

When you go through storms that shake your faith, you need people who know what the Word of God says; people who believe that God will “do exactly” what He said— no matter how bad the situation. Such friends are few and far between… and they are precious. If you have one or two of them in your life today, you’re blessed. Soooooooo… how about thanking God for them?!

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