What to do When Life Gets Stormy


What to do When Life Gets Stormy – (Luke 8:22-25)

Luke 8:22-25 relates the miracle of Jesus calming the storm at sea as the first of a series of miracles that culminate in Peter’s confession (9:20).
These miracles have much to teach us (as they taught the disciples) about who Jesus is and what that means to us in the trials of life.

Trust Him as your Savior, your only hope for heaven. Trust Him daily in the small problems you face. Then, whether He instantly calms the storm or whether your boat sinks, you will know peace that the world can’t know, the peace that comes from trusting in Jesus, the Lord over all of life’s storms.

Serving the Savior (Luke 8:1-3)

These women had been healed of evil spirits and various sicknesses, and so they now served Jesus out of love and gratitude. Joanna was willing to give up the comforts of palace life and endure the hardships of following Jesus on His travels because of what He had done for her. God’s grace as shown to you at the cross of Christ is always the supreme motive to serve Him with all your might.

Again, we must be careful:
It’s easy to serve Christ for the wrong motives. We like the recognition people give us. We like seeing the results. Or, perhaps we wrongly think we can work off our guilt through our service. But with Paul we should be able to say that God’s grace is what causes us to labor long and hard for Jesus Christ
(1 Cor. 15:10).

Relational Lessons for Christian Service (Luke 9:46-56)

To be effective servants of Christ, we must learn the lessons of humility and of love for all.

If you struggle with pride and anger and have failed often, these verses offer hope. James and John were known as the Sons of Thunder. Matthew Henry observes that here they even want to add lightning to their repertoire! But James went on to give up his life as a martyr and John grew to be known as the Apostle of Love. If the grace of the Lord Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit could change these hotheads, there is hope for us all! Change begins when we acknowledge our sin and come to the cross in repentance. We should walk in the same way (Col. 2:6). If you have wronged someone through pride or anger, humble yourself, go and ask their forgiveness.
As you learn to practice humility and love, even toward those who have wronged you, you will become an effective servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

✍️🌽Mrs. Kalaiselvi Balakrishnan in Jesus Christ 🌽✍️

Our Master knows no limit of power or boundary of mission

Luke.8:42.
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Jesus is passing through the throng to the house of Jarius, to raise the ruler’s dead daughter.
He is so profuse in goodness that He works another miracle while upon the road.
Our Master knows no limit of power or boundary of mission.
He is so prolific of grace that like the sun, which shines as it rolls onward in it’s orbit.
His path is radiant with loving kindness.
He is a swift arrow of love, which not only reaches its ordained target, but perfumes the air through which it flies.
If our Lord is ready to heal the sick and bless the needy, then we can put our soul in His way and He may smile on us.
We should not slack in asking because He is abundant in bestowing.
We can give earnest head to His word at all times.
Jesus may speak through it to our heart.
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Maby Sundar India

🔹WHAT KIND OF SOIL?

I gained a new insight: If I willingly listen to God and His Word and do what’s right for the right reasons and for the right length of time, my life will be fruitful. Jesus used a parable to teach that the seed of the Word of God will produce a harvest in good soil. But the seed is productive only if the soil is receptive. People with willing hearts hear God’s Word, obey it, and bear fruit. God’s Word is a good seed. Is my heart good soil?  
Truth is:  To be spiritually fruitful, plant God’s Word in your heart.
🔹DISCIPLESHIP
Saying goodbye is hard—to family and friends, to a favorite and familiar place, to an occupation or livelihood. Saying goodbye means that God wants us to follow Him on His terms—wholeheartedly. God wants the best for us, but we must allow Him to take priority over everything else. The cost of obedience is nothing compared with the cost of disobedience.
Truth is: When we follow Jesus we get a new perspective.
To God be the Glory.
Br. John Rajan/Admin.,
GCO. Shanthi Samuel,
Chennai.

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