Jesus I want more walks with You. You walked along sandy beaches. I grew up around towering granite hewn cliffs. I’ve walked along the top through the woods and I’ve jumped into the blue waters flowing with sustained current beneath the surface.
My spirit calls out, "Take an early morning canoe ride with me Jesus?" He smiles agreement. The sky is barely awake and the lingering chill of night makes my jacket feel cozy and warm. We put the dew covered canoe in the water and grab the required cushion/life preserver pillows. The waters are still, a mirror reflecting the cliffs and trees. There is silence as the world sleeps; only sound is the water dripping off our paddles. “It’s good being alone with You in the silence, Lord, enjoying morning on the river” Peace reigns.
“Mary, morning stillness is where You most easily find me. Yet it is in the business and confrontations of the day that you need my guidance most. When the struggle with the winds causes waves to threaten and the canoe to be blown off course, call on My hand and My voice to still the gales.” You are my protector, Jesus.
Mark 4:38-40 (NKJV)
38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow.
And they awoke Him and said to Him,
“Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind,
and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!”
And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful?
How is it that you have no faith?”
Sound of a motor breaks the air as a speed boat hurtles it’s way up river. Our blue heron flies gracefully out of the bay looking for breakfast. Sun sticks it’s eyebrows above the horizon. The day beckons with all it’s challenges and decisions that must be made. Thank You Jesus for Your promises!
I have strength for all things in Christ
Who empowers me [I am ready for anything
and equal to anything through Him
Who infuses inner strength into me;
I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Winds and seas obey the sound of Your voice, Lord. All things are possible for/with You. Only faith is required.
For what do you need storm calming faith today?