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As I journey with Christ my heart is being drawn to His heart desires and needs. Most so often we don’t think much about God’s needs because we tend to think He has no needs at all. However for us to be alive this day, I believe there is something the Lord wants of us and that is where the Lord’s needs comes in. We always desire to live for God and we want to be used greatly but we prefer to have God listen to how we want to be used rather than how He desires to use us.
Recently as I was heading home; I use the Likoni ferry everyday to work and back, I witnessed a scene that made me realize how the Lord’s heart is upon His people. That even if it seems like things are all going wrong and sin is crowding the world and the church is being persecuted the Lord is still at watch.
The scene of a ship almost crashing into a ferry caused a lot of commotion, fear and question among passenger who were witnessing from a different ferry. As we watched in our safe point a lot was being said of the two captains more so the ferry captain. Everyone had an idea of what went wrong and who was on the wrong. But when the situation was brought to control, the story changed to what would have happened if the two captains were not able to control the situation.
I was looking at the same scene and each time I marveled at how good God is. That the life of those people was at the mercy of the two captains and one single mistake could have landed them into a mess and even much an accident. Yet I still thought of the mind of the ferry captain at the moment when he was doing all he knew best to bring the situation into control. What if he panicked and run off? What if he lost hope and saw death? What if he was not well aware of how to handle such situation? And what if he allowed the voices of those people he was trying to save get into him?
Just like the ferry Captain, God is ferrying us across the sea and we have to understand that unless we trust Him, fear, panic and doubt will be what we carry with us as we live this life. We might not see it but He is watching and He is doing everything within His mighty power to bring control to all that is happening. It might seem like the church is facing a lot, it might look as the body of Christ is getting weaker and this generation might look unbearable, but the Captain; God, is in control.
I speak out from a generation that is being taught, to be your own woman is cool and to have your own money earns you respect. I live in the generation that believes we have the power to teach men a lesson by cutting of their manhood because they are lazy. And it’s sad that this same generation cannot speak the truth without relating it to reality TV shows and not the word.
Our captain is in control, however, He desire our heart to be calm and to trust in His power. It might seem like it’s not working out, like we are about to be crashed down but as long as He lives we will face every persecution to victory.
I don’t know where our heart are, I don’t know if we are busy throwing words at the captain or maybe we are calling Him incapable and asking ‘If He is really there, then why…….?’. One thing I know about God is that He is true to His word, so don’t let the wickedness of men define the character of God.
Nothing that is happening is a surprise to God, if it’s the legalization of homosexuality Romans 1:24-27 speaks of it clearly. If it’s the persecution of the church Matthew 10:22 is very clear so keep the faith for salvation will be yours. If it’s killing of Christians John 16:1-4 share the truth about it, so be encouraged that none of these are happening without God Knowing.
Let us not get tired trusting Him even when it seems like we are about to be crushed into. May our heart remain faithful and hopeful that the Lord who begun the journey with us will take us safe across the sea.
The God of the sea, who caused flood in time of Noah, who divided the sea for the people of Israelites on their way to the promise land, who calmed the sea in the New Testament and who walked on water. If you don’t trust this God then allow me ask who are you trusting?
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
With my deepest Love,