Still the Storm
Mark 4:39…and he arose, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Hush now!
When Jesus and the disciples were crossing the lake and a storm arose, the disciples panicked. They were as stormy inside as the tempest around them. But when Jesus spoke “Peace, be still” out of that well of peace within Him, immediately the wind and the waves became calm.
You cannot rebuke the storms in your life if you have a storm raging on the inside of you. We maintain peace by trusting God. Do not be mad at God because you did not get what you prayed for. Do not be mad at God because your friend got a promotion at work and you did not. Do not be mad at God because your friend got married and you are still single. Trusting God in every situation is the only way to still the storm within.
Dreams and Visions
The Israelites had no positive vision for their lives – no dreams. They knew where they came from, but they did not know where they were going. Everything was based on what they had already seen and could see. They did not know how to see with “the eye of faith”.
Jesus came to open the prison doors and set the captives free. You will only begin the progress when you start to believe you can experience freedom. You must have a positive vision for your life – a vision for a future that is not determined by your past or even your present circumstances.
Exercise your faith tonight and take a positive look at the possibilities God has planned for you. (See Romans 4:17). Think and speak about your future in a positive way, according to what God has placed in your heart.
An Inheritance of Peace
John 14:27….Peace I leave with you; peace I now give and bequeath to you
The word bequeath in this verse is a term used in the execution of wills. In preparation for death, people usually bequeath their possessions, especially those things of value, as a blessing to those they love who are left behind.
Jesus knew He was about to pass from this world and He wanted to leave us something. He could have left any number of good things, like His power and His name, and He did. But He also left us His peace.
You do not leave junk for people you love – you leave them the best you have. Jesus had a special kind of peace that surpassed anything mankind had ever known. He knew it was one of the most precious things He could give. Ask for and receive your inheritance tonight!