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Impatient with God
Thu Aug 30, 2018 08:36

Share with me these Scripture verses from the New Living Translation:

That evening his disciples went down to the shore to wait for him. But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn’t come back, they got into the boat and headed out across the lake toward Capernaum. Soon a gale swept down upon them as they rowed, and the sea grew very rough. They were three or four miles out when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, but he called out to them, “I am here! Don’t be afraid.” Then they were eager to let him in, and immediately the boat arrived at their destination! (John 6:16-21 NLT)

I had a revelation this morning reading these verses of Scripture. It came from the commentary I found in the Life Recovery Bible. Please share this also with me:

“It was a dark and stormy night on Lake Galilee. The disciples were cold, wet, and exhausted from rowing almost four miles in storm tossed waters. They had been impatient and left the safe shores without Jesus, but he came to their rescue anyway, walking on the stormy sea toward their boat! When Jesus got in the boat, he brought them safely to shore. We would be wise to stay with Jesus and his plan for us. Going off on our own will inevitably lead us into some stormy situations. When we leave Jesus behind, however, he will still rescue us if we look to him for help.”
Life Recovery Bible, page 1263

The disciples took off without Jesus. Now why did they do that? He had been in the process of teaching them about the love of the Father for His children. He had healed many. That same day Jesus had ministered to a large crowd of over five thousand, healed many of them, and feed them all. So why did the disciples take off without Him? I don’t have an answer for that question, but I can put myself in their shoes and come up with why I would do something like that, and that is, thinking only of myself. Have you ever had to sit and wait for someone? And you wait, and you wait, and you wait some more. And then finally you get tired of waiting and you leave without them. I am sure many of us have experienced this at some time in our life. For me I don’t even have to wait very long before I get impatient. Just last night as I was waiting for a ride to go the prison down the road where we take AA meetings, I became impatient. I was supposed to meet this guy at 5pm, and at 4:59pm I started wondering. At five sharp I started calling around trying to find his cell phone number. He showed up at about five after five and it was no big deal. When I got home in the evening I found a message on my answering machine where he had called and said he would be just a little late. Here I was starting to come unglued over a few minutes. What I was actually doing was thinking only of myself. I have done the same thing in my spiritual walk with Jesus. There have been times when because of my impatience, I have ventured forward (or what I thought was forward) and walked out of the Light that I had been given. When I get away from the Light, I always stumble. The further from the light, the harder the fall. Today my desire is to be patient and wait for Jesus. Then and only then, is God able to do for me what I could not do for myself……………………….wolf

    • Jesus like Ba'al?Baruch, Sun Sep 2 09:24
      Power over storms, and resurrection ;-) Old Canaanite you ;-) Shalom
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