WITHOUT WARNING, A FURIOUS STORM CAME UP ON THE LAKE, SO THAT THE WAVES SWEPT OVER THE BOAT. BUT JESUS WAS SLEEPING. THE DISCIPLES WENT AND WOKE HIM, SAYING, ‘LORD, SAVE US! WE’RE GOING TO DROWN!’ HE REPLIED, ‘YOU OF LITTLE FAITH, WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID?’ THEN HE GOT UP AND REBUKED THE WINDS AND THE WAVES, AND IT WAS COMPLETELY CALM
What did Jesus do when His circumstances got rough? What did Jesus do when things stopped working according to His expectations? What did Jesus do while everybody else was panicking and looking for a way out of their dilemmas?
BUT JESUS WAS SLEEPING
Why was Jesus sleeping during the storm?
Dear Child, I was sleeping during the storm, because I knew My Father—the Perfect Father. I knew My Father, because I was ONE with Him. I was completely surrendered to Him to belong to Him and His Purpose only. My life was in My Father’s hands. My will belonged to Him, too. So did My spirit, soul, and body. Therefore, I lived in Peace during the storms. I lived in Joy during the dilemmas. I lived in Faith during hopeless situations. I lived in Hope in the midst of darkness…because I was ONE with My Father.
THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US
Did you know that you can become ONE with the Perfect Father, too? Through Me, Jesus, you can unite with Him, so you may experience Peace, Joy, Faith, and Hope in your storms…your dilemmas…your hopeless situations.
YOU OF LITTLE FAITH, WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID?
Why are you so afraid? Do you not know the Perfect Father?
I bless you to become one with the Father through the Lord Jesus. Surrender your life to Him and HIS Purpose. Don’t wait until you are healed, or blessed, or successful. Surrender your life to Him the way it is, right now, along with your sicknesses, your pain, your disappointments, and your weaknesses. Then, wait and see what happens.
TRUST IN HIM AT ALL TIMES; YE PEOPLE, POUR OUT YOUR HEART BEFORE HIM: GOD IS A REFUGE FOR US
PRAYER: Perfect Father, receive my life, just the way it is with all its weaknesses, sicknesses, pain, and disappointments. Have Your Way with me, Lord God. Fulfill YOUR Purpose in me.
Maintain an Awareness
So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.