He Calms The Seas

by Maureen Stanek on August 25, 2017
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Jesus Stills the Sea

On that [same] day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee].” So leaving the crowd, they took Him with them, just as He was, in the boat. And other boats were with Him. And a fierce windstorm began to blow, and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already being swamped. But Jesus was in the stern, asleep [with His head] on the [sailor’s leather] cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?” And He got up and [sternly] rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still (muzzled)!” And the wind died down [as if it had grown weary] and there was [at once] a great calm [a perfect peacefulness]. Jesus said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith and confidence [in Me]?” They were filled with great fear, and said to each other, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”

-Mark 4:35-41Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Prayer For Texas Today- Friday, August 25, 2017

“Father, in the name of Jesus we use your Name which is above every name and take authority over this storm. We pray protection over all your people who are in harm’s way in our state. You told us in Your Word to fear not but to “only believe” (Mark 5:36). We resist fear and unbelief. You have always been our Protector in times of trouble. Give wisdom to each of us as we listen on the inside and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit who goes before us and shows us things to come.  We declare Psalms 91:1-2 over all Your people. Thank you for your Word in Psalms 91:1-2 which reminds us that, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” We abide under Your shadow in these days. We put our trust and hope in you. In Jesus Name, Amen.”

Psalms 91:15

“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

Dear BCOC Family and Bastrop Community,

We are praying for all of you today. Stay safe and listen on the inside. Call the church office at 512-321-2273 or email us at bcoc@bcocchurch.org if you need assistance.

Much Love,

Pastor Scott & Maureen

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