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He Calms the Storm

“He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.”* A passage from the book of Psalms. A thought for another day in this busy world. You don’t have to sail alone…let Him help you.

* NKJV

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Making the Rules Disappear

We see a place where we shouldn’t park…we park anyway. After all, there is something we must do and this spot is convenient. Surely no one will care. I’ll only be a minute, anyway. “I…Me” decides the rules don’t apply and rationalizes that no one will care.

We all try to abide by the rules and thoughtfulness I hope, but every once in a while there are those small moments when we close our eyes like a small child would and make the rules disappear. We even reason why it’s okay.

There are countless examples of moments when we choose to bend the rules, take a short cut or ignore them all together. We rationalize, justify, and exonerate ourselves.

Moments have a way of becoming habits and habits become second nature. Then, sometime, somewhere, somehow…someone dies. Then, we close our eyes like a small child…

 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIV

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As in the Days of Noah

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My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh

(Genesis 6:3)

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I think of the days of Noah. It did not rain in those days, as we know rain today? There was a moist vapor that came from the earth. Noah lived far from any body of water? Therefore, the Ark that God commanded Noah to build became a huge spectacle in the middle of dry ground with no rain. Noah built the Ark as the Lord had said, among ridicule and laughter from everyone, save his family.

Did you know that the Ark represented a “type” of Christ to come; a Savior?

When the Ark was finished, God invited Noah and his family into the Ark. The most interesting thought here is that God shut the door of the Ark. (Genesis 7:16) The rains came. It rained for forty days and forty nights. The earth was flooded with God’s judgment.

I saw a cartoon once that depicted two dinosaurs standing on the peak of a hill that had yet to be overcome by water; the Ark was in the distance. One was saying to the other, “Was that today?”

As it was in the days of Noah, when God saw the” wickedness of man on the earth and their intent was only evil”…is this what God sees today? Have we come no farther or have we come full circle? Do we laugh God off with a attitude of a cartoon?

There is much to discover in the story of Noah.

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It Depends on the Yardstick

Food on the table, roof over my head, clothes on my back;

I’m doing pretty good, at that.

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Doesn’t seem so good by today’s standards…

but then it depends on the yardstick your measuring by…

the yardstick of “wants” or the yardstick of “needs.”

True contentment comes by only one.

Matthew 6:25-33
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