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Wednesday, August 18th - Becoming More Still

So we have talked about being still and we’ve talked about sitting in the still. Today we are going to explore one of my favorite miracles of Jesus as we look at the verb form of “still”.

To become or make something quiet

In Matthew 8 we see the famous story of Jesus and his disciples in the boat during the storm. As the storm grew larger the disciples pleaded and begged Jesus to calm the storm. They said (v25) “Save us, Lord- we are perishing”.

We all know how the storm goes- Jesus stands up and stills the storm. But only after he asks the fearful disciples a question: (v26) “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?”

Yikes. I don’t know about you- but I’ve cried “Save me, Lord- I’m perishing” more times than I can count. How about you?

It is so easy to get caught looking at the storm that we sometimes forget Jesus is in the boat with us. When the trials of life come, and they will, it’s so important to keep our eyes focused on Jesus. Your life is always moving in the direction of your strongest thought- don’t let the storm be your thought.

Instead, look to Jesus. The one who stills the storms.

What area of your life this week do you need to look to Jesus for instead of looking at the storm?

Author: Bailey Nicole Ralph

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