Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 38--Faith, Not Fear: PEACE, BE STILL

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Welcome to Day 38 of our Bible based, Christ focused devotional.

Purpose: With so many people suffering during these tough economic times, I wanted to create a daily devotional which would promote faith in God as a solution to overcoming anger and fear.

Each devotional will provide a daily passage of Scripture for you to reflect on throughout the day. In addition, an “Action Item” will assign a daily, simple task to help you address your fears with faith and move forward with God's plans for you.

Thank you and God bless you for reading this devotional--please share it with others!

Steve Kendall

 37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
 38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
 39And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
 40And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
 41And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4:37-41 (King James Version)

OPENING PRAYER:   In your opening prayer, in addition to anything else you want to pray about, ask God to put you in places and situations where you can tell others about what Jesus has done for you. (My pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, says this at the end of each sermon and I’m glad he does so as it reminds believers of their obligation to share Christ with others.)
Peace, Be Still
Several times over the weekend, I wanted to continue working toward a deadline, but my body was just too tired.

I kept pushing myself to go on despite what my body was telling me. Knowing that without proper rest, my illness would make my body suffer, I had to take time to just be “still” for awhile.

A sure fire way for me to be still is to take a hot bath. Like a small child, a warm bath will make me drowsy. So, I took a nice, hot bath and just prayed while I soaked in the tub. Afterward, I stumbled into bed and my body got the rest it needed.

Sometimes we all need to “be still” and take time out from our problems to talk with God.  
ACTION ITEM:  Research candidates and issues that will be on the ballot in your area this Tuesday, Nov. 2. Pray for guidance about your voting decision.

Also pray that the Holy Spirit will guide and help you to deal with your problems and ask Him to be of comfort to those on your prayer list.

Until tomorrow, have a day!
CLOSING PRAYER: For the remainder of our devotions, please pray about whatever the Lord places in your heart and mind. I also ask that you pray for me as well. I pray daily for everyone who comes in contact with these devotions and feel blessed as a result.
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