Luke and The Lost

This past week the world looked up to see the moon pass in front of the sun at just the right time to block the sun from warming the earth for a couple of minutes. As we watched along with everyone else, my husband’s response was, “Who did the math on that one?” He was smiling at me to see if I caught what he was really saying. Yes, God has already “done the math” with creation, with his people, with all things under His sovereign care and keeping. Why does this surprise us?

One of the first times the disciples see God’s Power over the universe in action is the time they all went sailing on a relative calm sea. Then the storm…which ends with “Who is this?”

Luke 8, The Message
22-24 One day he and his disciples got in a boat. “Let’s cross the lake,” he said. And off they went. It was smooth sailing, and he fell asleep. A terrific storm came up suddenly on the lake. Water poured in, and they were about to capsize. They woke Jesus: “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

Getting to his feet, he told the wind, “Silence!” and the waves, “Quiet down!” They did it. The lake became smooth as glass.

25 Then he said to his disciples, “Why can’t you trust me?”

They were in absolute awe, staggered and stammering, “Who is this, anyway? He calls out to the winds and sea, and they do what he tells them!”

Luke 8 waves


Think about it...take all the time you need to answer this question honestly…about everything.
–Are we in absolute awe of God?
–WHY can’t we trust Him? What might be standing in the way? WHY don’t we trust Him with everything?
–Do we trust God with the big things while still trying to manage the “small stuff” ourselves?
–WHY can’t we trust Him with all of life. ALL.

Dear Heavenly Father, You are God and we are not. We say we trust…until the storm clouds threaten us with impending disaster…we think. Forgive us of doubts and lack of faith. May we boldly come to You with every detail of life….and trust You with all of it.
In Jesus Name, Amen

God’s Word tells Who He is…

“There is none like You, O LORD; You are great, and great is Your name in might.” Jeremiah 10:6

“O LORD, there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.” I Chron 17:20

“O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?”
Deuteronomy 3:24

And I’m singing….
OUR GOD by Chris Tomlin

Water You turned into wine
Opened the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like you
None like you
Into the darkness You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There`s No one like you
None like you

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God
Into the darkness you shining
Out of the ashes we Rise
No one like you
None like you

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God

And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if…

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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