Faith comes.

When I began to walk with the Lord, I had the measure of faith, but didn’t know what to do with it. As I prayed, God would show me challenges. I had to use my faith to resolve the issue. At first, they were small. Then they became greater as I grew in the knowledge of the word of God. But I had to use my faith for God to intervene. In Matthew 8:24-27, Jesus and the disciples entered into a ship to cross the sea of Galilee. It’s about 30 miles across, which would take several hours rowing. A storm arose on the sea. It was so violent the the waves lapped over the sides of the ship. Jesus was asleep in the ship. The disciples became afraid and woke Jesus up. They said save us, Lord. Jesus rebuked them and said oh ye of little faith. Then He prayed and storm calmed down. The disciples were dumbfounded. Jesus had been with them for more than 6 months. The storm was not there to destroy, but to teach them faith. They had to us their own faith to stop the storm. How long have you known Jesus? So, what is your excuse? Storms are here to strengthen your faith, but you have to use it.

Crain Blanchard.

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