The disciples were fishermen, and Jesus traveled with them in a boat all the time. Their journeys are the same as ours.

They didn’t just drift along, ending up wherever the wind blew them. They used the power of the wind to help them get where they were going, but sometimes they had to row. We have to lend our effort to the task at hand.

There is only one captain of the ship. Only one person gets to make the final decision where they are headed. If more than one person tries to decide, then the boat is going nowhere. For them, that captain was Jesus. Who is the captain of your boat? Who is the captain of the “boat” that is your place of worship? Are they headed in the right direction? Is everybody rowing together?

Sometimes storms came up, but Jesus was either with them or came to them. They were always safe as long as they traveled with him. Know that you are safe no matter what happens. Remember Peter, who was able to walk on water as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus.

No matter where they landed, large crowds soon came to see them and be healed. God can use you no matter where you are.

Message for 7-18-2016

I had a very difficult time going to sleep last night and when I finally did I had a very intense and vivid dream.

The lesson that was received was this:

It will all work out.

God is in charge.

Even though it does not currently appear so, walk towards what you think is right and the way will reveal itself.

There is a solution.

Do not remain still. Do not be immobile. All will be revealed but only if you act. Act with calmness, trusting always in God.

Listen constantly for God’s voice, especially now. Now is a time of narrow paths and deep chasms, so it is very important to listen closely.

Trust implicitly in God at this time. This is the time of winnowing. Only those who are awake will be rescued.

Be alert at all times for your call to help others. Remain a beacon of calm. Your mindfulness and centeredness is the salve for the wounds of the world. It comes from God – never forget that.

God says
I am with you.
I am acting.